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CHICAGO DANCE NEWS COVERAGE - PAGE 2

The latest news on performances of Dance in Chicago.

Tere O'Connor Dance Returns to Dance Center Photo Tere O'Connor Dance Returns to Dance Center
by Julie Musbach - August 29, 2018

In line with its 45-year legacy of presenting work by prominent and provocative choreographers, the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago presents the return of Tere O'Connor Dance. Performances take place October 18–20 at the Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago....
MASKS & MYTHS Reviews Colonialism's Effects On Artistry And More Photo MASKS & MYTHS Reviews Colonialism's Effects On Artistry And More
by Julie Musbach - August 27, 2018

Mandala Arts Presents Masks & Myths at The Logan Center, October 6 & 7 2018. These performances are the culmination of an extraordinary year-long collaboration between Mandala Arts and dancers and musicians from Sri Lanka, celebrating cross-cultural exchange and examining the often-unanticipated his...
Dance Center's 45th Season Opens With Chicago Debut of Ephrat Asherie Dance Photo Dance Center's 45th Season Opens With Chicago Debut of Ephrat Asherie Dance
by Julie Musbach - August 16, 2018

To open the 45th season of its Dance Presenting Series, the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago presents the Chicago debut of Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD), a company rooted in street and social dance. Performances take place October 11-13 at the Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago....
See Chicago Dance Honors Shirley Mordine and Angelique Power at Annual Gala Photo See Chicago Dance Honors Shirley Mordine and Angelique Power at Annual Gala
by Julie Musbach - August 14, 2018

See Chicago Dance (SCD), the dance industry's nonprofit marketing and advocacy organization, hosts its fourth Annual Gala, taking place September 25 from 6 to 10 p.m. at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph Street. The event celebrates Chicago's thriving dance community and honors two individuals who have ...
Auditorium Theatre And American Ballet Theatre Announce Partnership Photo Auditorium Theatre And American Ballet Theatre Announce Partnership
by Stephi Wild - August 02, 2018

Auditorium Theatre Chief Executive Officer Tania Castroverde Moskalenko, American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Executive Director Kara Medoff Barnett, and ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie announced a four-year partnership between the two institutions, beginning with the already announced engagement of W...
Dance For Life Celebrates 27 Years with Gala Fundraiser Photo Dance For Life Celebrates 27 Years with Gala Fundraiser
by Julie Musbach - July 18, 2018

Dance for Life, which mobilizes Chicago's dance community by raising funds through dance, hosts a festive gala reception August 18 at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., prior to the 27th annual Dance for Life Chicago performance at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congres...
Red Clay Dance Company Announces 10th Anniversary Season Photo Red Clay Dance Company Announces 10th Anniversary Season
by Julie Musbach - July 12, 2018

Red Clay Dance Company (RCDC), which creates and performs a diverse repertoire of Afro-contemporary dance, celebrates its 10th anniversary season with fall and spring performance series by its professional touring company, showcases for its Youth Ensemble, and fundraisers to ensure its continued gro...
Winifred Haun & Dancers To Premiere New Work In November Photo Winifred Haun & Dancers To Premiere New Work In November
by Alexa Criscitiello - July 10, 2018

Winifred Haun & Dancers will premiere an important new dance work, 'I am (not) this body' on November 3 at the Studebaker Theater in downtown Chicago.  The new work is a collaboration between Artistic Director, Winifred Haun and Assistant Artistic Director, Solomon Bowser.  'I am (not) this body' wi...
Deeply Rooted Cultivates Next Generation Photo Deeply Rooted Cultivates Next Generation
by Julie Musbach - June 28, 2018

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (DRDT) conducts its 20th annual Summer Intensive, themed “Looking to the Youth,” for 80+ national and international students from ages seven to 70 June 25–July 21 at its home studio, 17 N. State Street in downtown Chicago, along with offerings at the Bartlett Center, 5841...
Joffrey Academy Of Dance Announces National Artist Call For Winning Works Competition Photo Joffrey Academy Of Dance Announces National Artist Call For Winning Works Competition
by Julie Musbach - June 28, 2018

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces a national call for ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab and Native American) artists to submit applications for The Joffrey Academy's Ninth Annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition. The goal of the award is to reco...
The Joffrey Ballet Receives $5 Million Gift To Establish Mary B. Galvin Artistic Dire Photo The Joffrey Ballet Receives $5 Million Gift To Establish Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director Position
by Julie Musbach - June 25, 2018

The Joffrey Ballet has received a $5 million endowment gift from the Paul Galvin Memorial Foundation Trust in honor of Mary B. Galvin, a long-time supporter and Board Director of the Joffrey, to establish The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director position. The gift will be distributed in two installments...
Joffrey Ballet Achieves Highest Grossing Season Ever In 2017-18 Photo Joffrey Ballet Achieves Highest Grossing Season Ever In 2017-18
by Julie Musbach - June 13, 2018

The Joffrey Ballet set a new attendance record in 2017-2018 and achieved the highest grossing season in its 62-year history, breaking the previous record established during the 2016-2017 season. Total attendance in 2017-2018 exceeded 100,000, with ticket revenue surpassing $7.7 million. The record n...
Dance Divas Kicks Off Dance for Life 2018 Photo Dance Divas Kicks Off Dance for Life 2018
by Julie Musbach - June 11, 2018

As the kickoff event for its 2018 season, Dance for Life Chicago presents Dance Divas, a party and performance Sunday, June 24 at 6 p.m. and Monday, June 25 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the famed female impersonation nightclub the Baton Show Lounge, 436 N. Clark Street, Chicago. All proceeds benefit The ...
Chicago Dancemakers Forum Announces The Awardees Of The 2018 Greenhouse Program For E Photo Chicago Dancemakers Forum Announces The Awardees Of The 2018 Greenhouse Program For Emerging Choreographers
by Julie Musbach - June 04, 2018

Chicago Dancemakers Forum announces the four recipients of the 2018 Greenhouse Awards. Elysia C. Banks, Erin Kilmurray, Monica Thomas and Megan Young will each receive a cash grant of $4,000 for the development of new work with the support of a mentor who is awarded $1,000 for their participation....
Lyric Opera of Chicago to Hold Dance Auditions for
LA TRAVIATA Photo Lyric Opera of Chicago to Hold Dance Auditions for LA TRAVIATA
by Julie Musbach - May 23, 2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago will hold auditions for solo dancers with strong technique and significant stage experience for its upcoming production of La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi on Monday, June 18, 2018. The production will be staged by critically acclaimed director Arin Arbus with choreography by Aus...
Giordano Dance Chicago Honors Jazz Dance At The Auditorium Theatre Photo Giordano Dance Chicago Honors Jazz Dance At The Auditorium Theatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 03, 2018

Giordano Dance Chicago (GDC) closes out its 55th Anniversary season, and the Auditorium Theatre's 2017-18 Season, at the National Historic Landmark on June 9 with an exhilarating mixed repertory program that honors the stylistic heart of American jazz dance. ...
DANCE FOR LIFE Announces 2018 Companies Photo DANCE FOR LIFE Announces 2018 Companies
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 03, 2018

For its 27th annual event, Dance for Life Chicago presents a diverse group of companies and artists performing August 18 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago. Dance for Life, which mobilizes Chicago's dance community by raising funds through dance, prese...
Ballet Nacional de Cuba Returns to Chicago Photo Ballet Nacional de Cuba Returns to Chicago
by Julie Musbach - April 05, 2018

Ballet Nacional de Cuba returns to Chicago for the first time in 15 years May 18-20 with company director Alicia Alonso's acclaimed version of Don Quixote, accompanied by the Chicago Philharmonic....
Chicago Dancemakers Forum Celebrates 15 Years Of Bold And Ambitious Dancemaking Photo Chicago Dancemakers Forum Celebrates 15 Years Of Bold And Ambitious Dancemaking
by Julie Musbach - April 03, 2018

Chicago Dancemakers Forum celebrates its 15th Anniversary with robust public programming, increased grants to dancemaking artists, public showcases, and two celebratory events. During this milestone year Chicago Dancemakers Forums renews its commitment to Chicago's extraordinarily diverse dance comm...
Joffrey Ballet Presents North American Debut Of MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Photo Joffrey Ballet Presents North American Debut Of MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Alexa Criscitiello - April 02, 2018

The Joffrey Ballet boldly closes its 2017-18 season with the North American Premiere of Midsummer Night's Dream by internationally renowned Swedish choreographer Alexander Ekman. A full-length contemporary ballet vastly different from Shakespeare's tale, this fully immersive theatrical experience pa...
Chicago Human Rhythm Project Presents The 28th Annual RHYTHM WORLD Photo Chicago Human Rhythm Project Presents The 28th Annual RHYTHM WORLD
by Alexa Criscitiello - March 23, 2018

Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), presents the 28th annual summer festival of American tap and percussive dance, Rhythm World, featuring three generations of foot drummers including tap masters Dianne 'Lady Di' Walker and Sam Weber, STOMP cast members, many of Chicago's finest including, Star Dix...
Harris Theater Announces 18-19 Mix At Six, Exelon Family Series Photo Harris Theater Announces 18-19 Mix At Six, Exelon Family Series
by Julie Musbach - March 22, 2018

The Harris Theater announced last night the five artists and ensembles appearing in the 2018-19 Mix at Six series: British-Bahraini jazz trumpeter Yazz Ahmed, Afro-Cuban vocalist Dayme Arocena, Spanish guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas, Quebecois circus arts ensemble Cirque Eloize, and some of the best...
Winifred Haun & Dancers Come to Hamlin Park In May Photo Winifred Haun & Dancers Come to Hamlin Park In May
by Alexa Criscitiello - March 20, 2018

Winifred Haun & Dancers will present Trashed, their award winning work choreographed in 2017 by Winifred Haun and renowned Australian Circus Artist, Emma Serjeant.   Trashed combines Modern Dance and Contemporary Circus to tell the story of how humans have to come to clutter their lives with too muc...
Winifred Haun & Dancers Come to Hamlin Park In May Photo Winifred Haun & Dancers Come to Hamlin Park In May
by Julie Musbach - March 20, 2018

Winifred Haun & Dancers and New York's BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance will present two works each on May 3 & 4 at Hamlin Park Studio Theater in Chicago....
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Returns To Bass Concert Hall On 4/11 Photo Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Returns To Bass Concert Hall On 4/11
by Alexa Criscitiello - March 13, 2018

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago returns to Bass Concert Hall with a new program! Celebrating its 40th season, Hubbard Street has long been known as one of the most original forces in contemporary dance for its exceptionally talented dancers and a diverse repertoire of adventurous choreography....