Double Edge Theatre Previews Work by Columbia College Chicago's Dance Center & Theatre Dept., 1/18-19

The co-presentation of Double Edge Theatre by Columbia College Chicago's Theatre Department and The Dance Center is funded, in part, by the Illinois Arts Council.

The mission of the Theatre Department at Columbia College Chicago is to provide undergraduate students with a comprehensive education in the practices and processes of creating theatre and live performance, within the context of higher learning. Under the leadership of Chairperson John Green, the Theatre Department is offering an innovative series of movement-based training facilitated by guest practitioners who share their skills with students, faculty and staff in a workshop format. Double Edge Theatre follows a successful practicum led by Philip Zarrilli of the Llanarth Group and Michael Brown of The London International School of Performing Arts. These classes offer students and faculty the opportunity to accrue practical and pedagogical skills from those at the forefront of movement-based training and devising. Double Edge Theatre will bring its teaching expertise to Columbia's theatre students in a series of workshops during the company's residency in January, as well as preview performances of THE GRAND PARADE (OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY).

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, named "Chicago's Best Dance Theatre" by Chicago magazine and "Best Dance Venue" by the Chicago Reader, is the city's leading presenter of contemporary dance, showcasing artists of regional, national and international significance. Programs of The Dance Center are supported, in part, by the Alphawood Foundation, The Joyce Foundation, The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, The Irving Harris Foundation, and the Arts Midwest Touring Fund. Additional funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council. Special thanks to Athletico, the Official Provider of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy for The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, and the Friends of The Dance Center.

The Dance Center's 2012-13 season continues with zoe | juniper (Feb. 14-16), Stephen Petronio Company (March 7-9), The Chicago Moving Company (March 21-23) and Delfos Danza Contemporánea (Apr. 4-6).

Double Edge Theatre performs The Grand Parade (of the Twentieth Century) January 18 and 19, 2013, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm at The Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave. Single tickets are $30; subscribers who order tickets to three or more performances from the 2012-13 season save 20%. The FamilyDance Matinee takes place Saturday, January 19 at 3 pm, preceded by the free movement workshop with the artists at 2:15 pm. Admission is free for children younger than 12, $15 for adults. All programming is subject to change. The theatre is accessible to people with disabilities. For information, call 312-369-8330 or visit