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Theatre & Performing Arts

New Contemporary Dance Work, HER: My Anorexia Story June 1-2

HER: My Anorexia Story presented by Independent Artist Faith Von Atzigen is a faith-based contemporary dance piece exposing the realities of overcoming an eating disorder and offering the hope of healing from mental illness.

HER is a dance work retelling the intimate story of choreographer Faith von Atzigen and her battle with anorexia. The peice uses theatrical elements to display both the gradual subconscious decline of one’s mental health and the intense struggle for recovery. Following the common narrative of many who have struggled with anorexia, HER is a very authentic and vulnerable dramatizatipon that could provoke a visceral reaction from audiences with eating disorder history. Overall, the hope of this piece is to empathize with those who have struggled with negative body image, disordered eating, and societal pressures, and to offer them encouragement and restoration. This event promises to be a captivating and mesmerizing experience, showcasing an intriguing choreographic narrative and the beauty of Chicago dance artists. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to witness an unforgettable performance!

HER has a run time of 30 minutes and there will be a talk-back session with the cast and choreographer after the performance.

Saturday, June 1 | 7:30PM
Sunday, June 2 | 4:00PM
The Fasseas Whitebox at The Menomonee Club Drucker Center 
1535 North Dayton Street in Chicago, IL

Tickets are $15 per ticket

Artists and Collaborators
Choreography: Faith von Atzigen
Dancers: Sarah Baker, Ciara Borg-Weaver, Rebecca Diane Huang, Elijah Richardson, Faith von Atzigen
Lighting: Sarah Freeman
Photography: Michelle Reid

Doors will open 30 minutes prior to show and seating is on a first come first serve basis. The main entrance is near the performance area so please arrive on time before the doors close.

Free parking is available in the parking lot at the facility until full. Overflow validated $5 for 2 hour parking one block south at 1467 N Dayton. There is also paid street parking available on the surrounding streets.

The creation and production of this work is supported by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

Tickets: The Fasseas Whitebox does not possess a Performing Arts Venue license. As such, ticket revenue is a “suggested donation”. Patrons may not be turned away if they are unable or unwilling to pay. This policy is posted on the entrance to the theatre.


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