- $25 for one VIP ticket to Lanita Joseph Dance & Cultural Center presents “The Monologues of My Hips” (up to $43.19 value)
- When: Saturday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Carver Military Academy Auditorium
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
VIP ticket includes appetizers and wine.
Lanita Joseph Dance & Cultural Center presents “The Monologues of My Hips”
In “The Monologues of My Hips,” dance and spoken-word performances blend together in an exploration—and challenge—of society’s beauty standards for women. The plot follows a young, plus-size dancer trying to lose weight, incorporating choreography, poetry, and plenty of warm humor along the way. Ultimately, the show aims to celebrate the diversity of all bodies. A portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit Local-Motions Performing Arts Organization, a non-profit group that teaches dance, vocal performance, theater, and fine arts to school-age children in Chicago.
LaNita Joseph Dance & Cultural Center
LaNita Joseph is an advocate for women, children, minorities, and the LGBTQ community. The method of her advocacy: empowering people to express themselves through dance, the performing arts, and poetry. Through free dance programs, as well as outreach, the nonprofit explores issues such as self-esteem, body image, and bullying, all while inspiring audiences and imparting performers not only with an outlet but also with a valuable skill.