International Justice Mission presents The Power of Art and Stories with Ballet 5:8
Dance can inspire us, move us and heal us – we see this in Cassie’s story, who was 12 when she was horrifically abused until IJM found her and worked with authorities to rescue her. Today, Cassie is a strong and courageous survivor, now free to do what she loves most – dance.
Hear more about Cassie’s story as International Justice Mission presents a special experience with Ballet 5:8, a phenomenal professional dance company in Chicago that engages in conversation through innovative storytelling and breathtaking dance.
Together, we can ensure more stories of freedom are told as more children are free to play, free to dance and free to dream.
Ballet 5:8 is a female and minority-led premiere ballet company recognized for remarkable artistic excellence, innovation and beauty. Mexican American Artistic Director, Julianna Rubio Slager, creates original and dynamic ballet experiences drawing from life, faith, current events and diverse perspectives that tell relevant stories of the 21st century. Rubio Slager brings to life ballets that are relatable and accessible to all people, delighting both the seasoned balletomane and the first-time audience.
Since its founding in 2012, Ballet 5:8 has presented more than 45 critically acclaimed ballets forging a robust repertoire, engaging and captivating communities in Chicago, the Midwest and across the nation. Headquartered in Orland Park, IL, Ballet 5:8 is the only performing arts company in Chicago’s South Suburbs serving more than 400 students a year as a cultural staple in the community. The School also has a Beverly Campus on Chicago’s South Side raising up the next generation of aspiring artists.
The Power of Art and Stories takes place Wednesday, August 16 at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art. Doors open at 6 pm and the performance begins at 6:30 pm. A reception will follow. Tickets are $50. Click here to RSVP.