Tabula Rasa

A Homage to the Road Not Taken

Presented by Kate Jablonski and Dance Chicago

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 5, 2014

Contact:   Jean Christensen
Phone:        708-218-3904
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CHICAGO – Have you ever wondered how your life might be different if you’d chosen to go left instead of right? Latin for “blank slate,” Tabula Rasa explores the concept our lives as blank slates, with our destinies controlled by the choices we make. Presented by Kate Jablonski in partnership with Dance Chicago, the show features Jablonski’s dance companies, Beyond Words and The Kate Jablonski Statement. Performances are at 8:00pm May 23rd and 24th at Chicago’s historic Athenaeum Theatre.

Tickets are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/931631

“I was inspired by Robert Frost’s poem, The Road Not Taken,” says Jablonski, “and I wanted the show to illustrate how our choices shape our lives.” The opening act features a girl growing into a young woman and making important choices along the way. In the second half, the same young woman makes different life choices with a drastically different outcome.

With her innovative style and attention to detail, Jablonski has earned a reputation as an exciting and dynamic new force in the world of contemporary dance. Renowned choreographer Tyce Dorio says, “Kate is definitely a choreographer to watch. She has a gift for creating stunning routines that are complex, but at the same time effortlessly fluid.” Jablonski is fast becoming one of the worlds’ most sought after choreographers and instructors. Her YouTube channel, which features many of her most important dances, has amassed over 19 million views and more than 50,000 subscribers across the globe. Adding to the landscape of other great Chicago-area dance companies, Jablonski brings a youthful whimsical energy with a mature creativity and detailed excellence that are beyond her years.

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View Promotional Video for Tabula Rasa at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7YHpq52Zwk

Summary For Calendar Listing:

Who: Dance Chicago & Kate Jablonski, featuring The Kate Jablonski Statement & Beyond Words

What: Tabula Rasa

When: 8:00pm on Friday May 23rd & Saturday May 24th

Where: Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago

Tickets available at: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/931631

More About:

Kate Jablonski: Owner, artistic director, and choreographer of Beyond Words Dance Company and the Kate Jablonski Statement, Jablonski has taught and choreographed internationally. Her work has received many awards and accolades, including the prestigious Leo’s Gold Choreography Award at the 2009 Jazz World Congress (she also received the Silver Leo’s Award in 2007). As a finalist for the 2009 Capezio A.C.E. Award for Choreographic Excellence, she debuted her professional dance production “Beyond Words” in July 2010 at the New World Stages in Manhattan. In January of 2013, Jablonski was awarded Dance Chicago’s “Choreographer of the Year.” Jablonski recently choreographed the music video “I Was Just a Card” by Laura Marling, EMI/Virgin Records recording star. For more information visit http://www.beyondwordsdancecompany.com

Dance Chicago: John Schmitz is the artistic director and curator of Dance Chicago, an annual monthlong festival established in 1994. The festival has entertained over 200,000 people around the world with its unique showcase of different styles of dance. It is considered to be the ultimate showcase for the city’s burgeoning dance scene. For more information visit http://www.dancechicago.com

Beyond Words Dance Company: Under the artistic leadership of Kate Jablonski, BWDC was established in 2009 to provide talented and flourishing young dancers age 10-18 with a positive outlet for expression. Company members train in the disciplines of ballet, jazz, lyrical, and contemporary, and are taught life lessons of commitment, responsibility, and work ethic through the art of dance. The home of

Beyond Words is Foundations Performance Center in Lyons, IL. For more information visit

http://www.beyondwordsdancecompany.com

The Kate Jablonski Statement: Established in 2012; The Kate Jablonski Statement features elite dancers age 18 and up who are pursuing a career in dance performance. Dancers train and perform in Chicago and at local dance events. The home of The Kate Jablonski Statement is Foundations

Performance Center in Lyons, IL.