2018 Ruth Page Awards

Reception & Performance

Harris Theater for Music & Dance


  • Friday, March 16, 2018 - 6:00pm



Honoring "Layla & Majnun" and its creative team, Mark Morris Dance Group & Silkroad Ensemble, and Chicago dance service organization, Audience Architects and its founders Carol Fox and Niki Morrison

PLEASE JOIN US AS WE PRESENT THE 2018 RUTH PAGE AWARDS TO

LAYLA AND MAJNUN
Mark Morris Dance Group & Silkroad Ensemble
and
AUDIENCE ARCHITECTS and
Carl Fox & Niki Morrison, Founders

Harris Theater for Music & Dance
205 East Randolph Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

6:00 P.M. RECEPTION at Harris Theater Searle Family Funds at the Chicago Community Trust Donor Room, Lobby Level 2
Award recipients, honored guests and attendees gather for wine and hors d’oeuvres for a private reception

7:30 P.M. PERFORMANCE of Layla and Majnun by Mark Morris Dance Group and Silkroad Ensemble
Presented by the Harris Theater in partnership with the Ravinia Festival, this evening-length work will be just over an hour in length and features mugham singers Alim Qasimov —considered a “Living National Treasure” of Azerbaijan — and Fargana Qasimova and musicians of the Silkroad Ensemble on traditional Asian instruments (kamancheh, tar, shakuhachi, and pipa) combined with Western strings (two violins, viola, cello, and contrabass) and a percussionist on stage with 16 dancers of the Mark Morris Dance Group. Though the story of Layla and Majnun has been reinterpreted in countless poems, paintings, plays, songs, musical compositions, television dramas, and films, an adaptation of this scale has never been presented in the West.

POST PERFORMANCE Ruth Page Awards Ceremony on the Harris Theater stage
Representatives from The Ruth Page Center for the Arts present the prestigious Ruth Page Awards to Layla and Majnun and its creative team, Mark Morris Dance Group and Silkroad Ensemble, and Chicago dance service organization, Audience Architects and its founders Carol Fox and Niki Morrison.

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The Ruth Page Award has been given annually since 1986 by the Ruth Page Center for the Arts on behalf of the Ruth Page Foundation and the Chicago dance community. This award, in honor of dance icon, Ruth Page (1899-1991), is a unique opportunity for the Ruth Page Center to acknowledge an individual’s or organization’s contributions to the world of dance. The award also continues the tradition of honoring those who share Ms. Page’s legacy of passion, artistry, and vision.



$60 includes VIP tickets to the reception and performance.
RSVP by Wednesday, March 14 – SPACE IS LIMITED



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