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2015-2016 Season: Ignite

This season, you will have the opportunity to see performances that engage your senses in the experience of something beautiful. But even more so, you will be able to see performances that challenge us all to reflect on on some of the most pressing social, cultural and spiritual conversations of our day. You do not need any special knowledge, prior experience, or training in dance terminology to get in on this: simply join us.

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Booking Opportunities

As We Pray is a contemporary ballet inspired by our human need – seemingly rooted in the very the depths of our souls – to reach up and be in communication with God. In the ballet, the choreography of Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Slager takes us through living, moving, emotion-filled pictures of many different kinds prayer.

“Their elegant performance of the Lord’s Prayer was engaging and beautiful from start to finish.”

— Father Joseph Noonan, Pastor at St. Damian Parish and School, Oak Forest, IL (2014)

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You don't have to be longtime arts connoisseur to become a supporter of Ballet 5:8. In fact, most of our supporters are "normal" people who simply enjoy Ballet 5:8's performances and identify with our mission. You can join Ballet 5:8 family, make a difference and be part of something beautiful, regardless of who you are. 

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