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The latest news on performances of Dance in Chicago.

Free Joffrey Ballet Performance Set for Pritzker Pavilion in June
by Blair Ingenthron - May 20, 2024

The Joffrey Ballet has announced the programming for the Joffrey for All free performance, which will feature a mixed repertory program in Millennium Park by Joffrey Company Artists and students from the Joffrey Academy of Dance Community Engagement programs....

See Chicago Dance's CHICAGO DANCE MONTH Returns This June
by A.A. Cristi - April 15, 2024

Celebrate the art of movement this June with See Chicago Dance's CHICAGO DANCE MONTH. Experience a variety of dance styles and performances across the city....

Dance/USA Announces The 2025 Conference Host Committee Co-Chairs
by A.A. Cristi - April 15, 2024

Dance/USA has announced Joanna Furnans, Jorge Pérez, and Vershawn Sanders-Ward as the 2025 National Conference Host Committee Co-Chairs....

Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Parsons Dance & More Set for Auditorium Theatre 24-25 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 15, 2024

Auditorium Theatre has unveiled its 24-25 season. Learn about the productions and see how to purchase tickets. ...

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble Presents The World Premiere Of PANTHER IN THE SKY This May
by A.A. Cristi - April 08, 2024

Join the Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble on May 1 for their captivating performance of PANTHER IN THE SKY. ...

Chicago Movement Collective and Winifred Haun & Dancers to Present PERSISTENT SPRING
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 02, 2024

Experience the captivating performance of PERSISTENT SPRING, a collaborative dance presentation by Chicago Movement Collective and Winifred Haun & Dancers....

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago to Present Spring Series: OF JOY at Harris Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 27, 2024

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will present its Spring Series: OF JOY, featuring a unique blend of athleticism and fluidity. Learn how to purchase tickets. ...

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Reveals 2024 Events, Appearances, Performances & Company Updates
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 14, 2024

 M.A.D.D. Rhythms has revealed events, classes, appearances and more scheduled for 2024. See full programming and learn more about the company!...

Ruth Page Center To Host CENTER STAGE AT RUTH PAGE Celebration This Month
by A.A. Cristi - March 06, 2024

Join the Ruth Page Center for the Arts for their production, CENTER STAGE AT RUTH PAGE, on March 22 and 23. ...

U.S. Premiere of ATONEMENT & More Set for The Joffrey Ballet's 2024-25 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 04, 2024

The Joffrey Ballet has revealed its 2024–2025 Season at Lyric Opera House. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets....

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces Programming For April Engagement At Auditorium Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - February 20, 2024

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will returns to its Chicago home – the landmark Auditorium Theatre at 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive – for its 55th engagement, with six dynamic performances, April 17-21, 2024. Tickets, starting at $40, are now on sale at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater | Auditor...

Filipino-American Chicago Theatre CIRCA Pintig Announces Its 33rd Season: KAPWA, Next Generation
by A.A. Cristi - February 12, 2024

CIRCA Pintig announces its 33rd Season: KAPWA, Next Generation, featuring original works, community collaborations, and staged readings. Highlights include the world premiere of Panther in the Sky and the Midwest premiere of Sama Sama: Solidarity in the Fields....

Trinity Irish Dance Company to Launch 17-City US Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 09, 2024

Fresh off a month-long tour of Japan, Trinity Irish Dance Company is set to tour the US! See if the company is coming to a city near you and learn how to purchase tickets....

The Joffrey Ballet Remounts Crowd Favorite, Alexander Ekman's MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, April 25- May 5
by A.A. Cristi - February 01, 2024

The Joffrey Ballet concludes its 2023-24 season with the return of Alexander Ekman's acclaimed Midsummer Night's Dream. Far from a Shakespearean tale, Ekman's Midsummer Night's Dream is a mind-bending trip to a surreal realm of unearthly delights....

Winifred Haun & Dancers To Present FIRST DRAFT 2024 In March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 29, 2024

Winifred Haun & Dancers presents FIRST DRAFT 2024 at Links Hall, expanding their project to give opportunities to more Chicago dance artists....

Video: Get A First Look At ILLINOISE At Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by Joshua Wright - January 24, 2024

Get a first look at Chicago Shakespeare's production of ILLINOISE, which begins performances January 28th through February 18th, 2024....

Legendary Choreographer Fatima Robinson Comes To Chicago For Red Clay Dance Company's LA FEMME DANCE FESTIVAL
by A.A. Cristi - January 23, 2024

Continuing its 15th Season, Red Clay Dance Company has announced the return of its La Femme Dance Festival, March 14-16, 2024, featuring a special opening reception and dance masterclass with legendary three-time Emmy-nominated hip-hop and pop music choreographer Fatima Robinson....

Trinity Irish Dance Company Returns To Auditorium Theatre March 3 With Two Cutting-Edge World Premieres
by A.A. Cristi - January 22, 2024

The Auditorium Theatre presents Chicago's own internationally-renowned Trinity Irish Dance Company (TIDC). ...

Video: Associate Choreographer Christopher Jackson Explores The Dance in Lyric Opera's CHAMPION
by Alan Henry - January 22, 2024

In an all-new video, Associate Choreographer Christopher Jackson discusses the gumbo of dance found in Terence Blanchard's CHAMPION. ...

SWAN LAKE Comes To The UIS Performing Arts Center, March 22
by A.A. Cristi - January 04, 2024

Swan Lake comes to UIS Performing Arts Center as part of World Ballet Series on March 22, 2024! Experience the beloved ballet with hand-painted sets, exquisite costumes, and Tchaikovsky's unforgettable music. Tickets on sale now....

SWAN LAKE is Coming to 71 Cities With World Ballet Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - January 04, 2024

Swan Lake comes to 71 cities across the U.S. as part of World Ballet Series....

Chicago Dancers United Becomes Chicago Dance Health Fund
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 14, 2023

Chicago Dancers United has changed its name to Chicago Dance Health Fund, reflecting its ongoing mission....

The Adler Planetarium to Present An Action Lines Production: COSMIC RHYTHMS, In Association With The Joffrey Ballet
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 13, 2023

The Adler Planetarium presents an Action Lines production: Cosmic Rhythms, in association with the Joffrey Ballet. Experience a mesmerizing journey through the universe with dance, animation, and commentary from Adler astronomers. Running from February 14 to April 17, 2024....

Auditorium Theatre to Present Return Of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in April 2024
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 12, 2023

The Auditorium Theatre presents the return of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater from April 17-21, ...

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Unveils Selections for Winter Series: Of Hope
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 12, 2023

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago has revealed program selections for Winter Series: Of Hope, featuring world premieres and audience favorites. ...

Joffrey Ballet to Present STUDIES IN BLUE in February
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 11, 2023

The Joffrey Ballet presents 'Studies in Blue' with original works by Liam Scarlett, Andrew McNicol, and a world premiere by Stina Quagebeur from February 15-25, 2024....

Chicago Dancemakers Forum Announces The 2024 Lab Artists
by A.A. Cristi - November 30, 2023

Chicago Dancemakers Forum announces the 2024 Lab Artists. Get the details on the upcoming artists and their work....

The Joffrey Academy Announces 14th Annual WINNING WORKS, Featuring Five World Premieres
by A.A. Cristi - November 14, 2023

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, presents five world premieres in the culmination of Joffrey's national call for ALAANA (African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American) artists to submit applications for the Joffrey Academy's Winning Works Choreographic Competi...

Chicago Human Rhythm Project Presents Anniversary HOLIDAY RHYTHMS This December
by A.A. Cristi - November 09, 2023

Chicago Human Rhythm Project  to present 35th Anniversary presentation of Holiday Rhythms. Get full details....

Hyde Park School of Dance to Present THE NUTCRACKER in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 09, 2023

Join Hyde Park School of Dance in celebrating their 30-year anniversary with a special performance of Nutcracker Highlights at Mandel Hall....

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL Returns In One Month With 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE
by A.A. Cristi - November 07, 2023

Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSG Entertainment) and Cirque du Soleil announced today the international cast for the acclaimed family holiday theatrical – ‘Twas the Night Before… by Cirque du Soleil – that returns to The Chicago Theatre (175 N. State Street) for 28 performances between ...

Joffrey Ballet Concert Group Reveals New Choreographers for Creative Movers Choreographic Initiative
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 02, 2023

The Joffrey Concert Group announces the selected choreographers for the Creative Movers Choreographic Initiative: Vernard Gilmore and Eryn Renee Young....

Prop Thtr And SurTaal Dance Present NYRA'S DREAMS Now Playing Through November 19
by A.A. Cristi - October 26, 2023

Prop Thtr and SurTaal Dance have announced the world premiere of Nyra’s Dreams, created and performed by Shalaka Kulkarni and directed by Stefan Brun, October 27 - November 19 at Chicago Dramatists, 1109 W. Chicago Ave. ...

Joffrey Ballet to Celebrate The Holidays With The Return Of THE NUTCRACKER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 25, 2023

Experience the wonder of The Nutcracker at The Joffrey Ballet as they bring Christopher Wheeldon's Chicago-set production to life. Set against the backdrop of the World's Fair of 1893, this holiday classic celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Chicago. Don't miss your chance to be enchanted by t...

Raven Theatre Names Adrianna Desier Durantt As Managing Director
by A.A. Cristi - October 17, 2023

Chicago's Raven Theatre Company today named Adrianna Desier Durantt as Managing Director, following the opening of the highly anticipated revival of Lucille Fletcher's psychological thriller NIGHT WATCH. ...

​​​​​​​Black Girls Dance to Present MARY, A HOLIDAY DANSICAL in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - October 05, 2023

Mary A Holiday Dansical Returns on December 17th. Get ready for a festive and entertaining holiday dance performance....

The Mark Morris Dance Group Will Embark on International 15-City Tour with World Premiere and Celebrated Repertory
by Stephi Wild - October 03, 2023

The Mark Morris Dance Group will resume touring for its 2023-2024 season, with fifteen confirmed nationwide and international stops from October 2023 to June 2024. Learn more about where to catch the show here!...

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater Kicks Off Auditorium Theatre's 2023-24 MADE IN CHICAGO Dance Series
by A.A. Cristi - September 22, 2023

The Auditorium Theatre presents Deeply Rooted Dance Theater—a Chicago-based contemporary dance company rooted in traditions of American and African-American dance—in a one-night-only performance Friday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the theatre's Made In Chicago Dance Series....

Black Arts Month Programs Announced October 9-23 Across Chicago
by A.A. Cristi - September 22, 2023

Celebrate Black Arts Month with a series of free public events across Chicago from October 9-23. Presented by the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago, this programming showcases the richness and diversity of African American arts....

Kate Prince's MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE Set to the Music of Sting to Embark on North American Tour in 2024
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 15, 2023

Sadler’s Wells' production of Message In A Bottle, the acclaimed dance theatre show by Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Kate Prince, set to the music of 17-time Grammy Award-winning icon Sting, will embark on a major 10-stop North American tour in 2024. ...




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