The long-distance choreographic team of Lucy Vurusic-Riner and Wisconsin-based Michael Estanich have produced, over the last five years, a body of work that is notably calm and introspective. Perhaps the emotional depth and delicate reflection of pieces like The Attic Room, Inhabitants of Tall Grass and last year’s Homeland can be attributed to their process of generating movement material together, then writing and processing at length separately.Their new work is internally driven and overtly allegorical: nine dancers leave our splintered, despoiled, contemporary world and set out on a quest for new possibilities, guided by graceful calm and firm resolve. Images of conquistadors and religious crusaders serve as metaphors for lost worlds and a pursuit of a hopeful future. (Sharon Hoyer)
RE|Dance at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 North Dearborn. Friday and Saturday, August 1 and 2 at 7:30pm, Sunday, August 3 at 3pm. $20. Tickets at brownpapertickets.com/event/674474.