Press Release: Summer Soiree
press release Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble fundraising event
Released June 3, 2011
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Press Release: Summer Soiree
June 3, 2011
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble Hosts Its Annual Summer Soirée
Organization aims to raise money and awareness for multidisciplinary arts programs
Chicago—In hopes of raising money for educational outreach programs for low-income students,
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble (CDE) will be hosting its annual Summer Soirée on Tuesday, June 21st
from 7-10pm. The event will be held at the Th!nk Art Gallery and Policy Salon (670 W. Hubbard).
Also celebrating its 10th year as a multidisciplinary arts organization that creates socially conscious
performances and outreach programs, CDE plans to unveil its newest production this year, based on the
poetry of Rumi.
“Over the last year, I've had a chance to really take stock of all the work that Chicago Danztheatre
Ensemble has done,” said Ellyzabeth Adler, Founder and Executive Director of CDE. “I never thought
when I founded the organization that we would have grown to where we are—serving over 2,500
children a year, 6 year long residences, 8 full length original productions, 10 concert length works—and
we continue to grow through the help of the many talented individuals and organizations that we
partner with to make this all happen.”
The Summer Soirée will feature food, drink, and music by local musicians Son Del Viento, along with a
sneak preview of the CDE’s upcoming performance, Mirrors. Guests will also have the opportunity to
win prizes through the popular Balloon Pop Raffle. Tickets can be purchased in advanced on the CDE’s
website for $30, or be purchased at the door for $35.
The organization aims to raise $10,000 for its ensemble performances and arts education outreach
programs for low-income students.
“I think that if we want to change our communities, we need to start with education, which is why we
work with 90% under served and at risk youth,” said Adler. “We as artists need to be the voice of the
community, which is why CDE's slogan is ‘Performance With A Purpose.’”
The Summer Soirée is sponsored by Th!nkArt Gallery, One Hour Tees, Printers Row Wine Shop and
Betancourt Realty. To purchase tickets or to learn more about Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble, visit