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CHICAGO DANCING FESTIVAL's Opening Performance Set for Millennium Park Simulcast Tonight

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CHICAGO DANCING FESTIVAL's Opening Performance Set for Millennium Park Simulcast Tonight

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, in partnership with Millennium Park and the City of Chicago, presents the opening night simulcast of the Chicago Dancing Festival tonight, August 20, at 7:30PM. In its eight-year history, the Chicago Dancing Festival has always been free and open to the public. With the addition of this simulcast, thousands of additional Chicagoans will have the ability to enjoy the opening night performance that is traditionally staged at Harris Theater.

The Harris Theater will broadcast the entire opening night performance onto an LED screen in the Pritzker Pavilion. Titled Classics and Creations, the program features works by The Julliard School, Martha Graham Dance Company, Stars of American Ballet, and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in the world premiere of the Chicago Dancing Festival -- commissioned work Counterpoint, choreographed by Kyle Abraham.

The success of the Harris Theater's first simulcast presentation of Giselle by the Paris Opéra Ballet in 2012 -- a performance that drew more than 11,000 people to the Pritzker Pavilion -- has given rise to what will now be an annual tradition for the Theater. Promising two simulcast performances each season, this new simulcast series began this year with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Summer Series performance on Friday, June 6.

Harris Theater for Music and Dance - The Harris Theater's mission is to partner with an array of Chicago's emerging and midsize performing arts organizations to help them build infrastructure and achieve artistic growth and long-term organizational sustainability. Opened on November 8, 2003, the Harris Theater for Music and Dance was the first multi-use performing arts venue to be built in the Chicago downtown area since 1929. Today the Theater continues to host the most diverse offerings of any venue in Chicago, featuring the city's world-renowned music and dance institutions and the Harris Theater Presents series of acclaimed national and international artists and ensembles.

To learn more about the Harris Theater, visit HarrisTheaterChicago.org or call the Box Office at 312.334.7777 to request a brochure or additional information. The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Chicago's state-of-the art 1,525-seat performance venue, can also be found on Facebook facebook.com/harristheater and Twitter twitter.com/harristheater.

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