Event Detail

Ballet 5:8 presents "Compass"

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 7:30pm

Tickets: $15.00 - $25.00

Seating Chart

Ballet 5:8 is a Chicago company passionate about discussion and storytelling in the context of breathtaking dance performance.  From an alien society to to 1970’s Chicago, Compass stretches across time and space to explore some of our country’s most pressing topics.  At times witty and satirical, and at times deeply emotional, Compass is full of athleticism, power and poetry.

We welcome Ballet 5:8 to the Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Arts and Worship for this special single performance of Compass

For more information about Ballet 5:8, please visit their website.


All God's Children

“All God’s Children” is a ballet based on a poem by Sojourner Truth. Whimsical, satirical and compellingly fresh, the ballet shows the development of culture and the beauty of what makes us distinct, without forgetting what binds us together.


The Mother

Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Slager's 2017 premiere The Mother is an interpretation of the poem by Pulitzer Prize author and Chicagoan Gwendolyn Brooks. It’s a poem that stands face to face with regret and refuses to blink

Shades of Refrain

The 2017 premiere Shades of Refrain is a modern day plunge into the deep end of human emotion. It peels back the layers of disguise and masquerade to reveal the naked human heart. It’s the melody that underscores our human existence and our search for meaning, finding the answer in communion with the Creator. This is a 21st century interpretation of the centuries old book of Psalms.

Strangers and Angels

The 2017 premiere Strangers and Angels is set in Ellis Island 1917 and 2017. It is a subtle look at hospitality and immigration in the shadow of a nation wrestling with its heritage and its future.  


TALK BACK:  Directly after the performance, Ballet 5:8 warmly invites you to take part in a special Ballet 5:8 tradition: the Talk Back. During this interactive panel discussion, you'll have the opportunity to talk with Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Slager and Ballet 5:8 Artists of the Company about your experience during the performance. What did you see? What did the performance make you feel or think? What questions do you have? All comments and questions are welcome. 

TICKETS:  Tickets for this special single performance are $25 for adults, $20 for students and seniors, and $15 for children 12 and under.  Group ticket discounts are available for purchases of 10 tickets or more.  CLICK HERE to purchase tickets online, or call (312) 725-4752 to purchase tickets by phone.