Dance Divas Kicks Off Dance for Life 2018

Dance Divas Kicks Off Dance for Life 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 Dancers' Fund.

Under the artistic direction of choreographers Jeremy Plummer and Harrison McEldowney, the glamorous night of "high heels and high camp" features Chicago's leading professional male dancers impersonating famous dancing women of stage, screen and pop music. During the evening, guests have the opportunity to bid on "Be a Diva" for an audience member to receive a complete "drag makeover" during the show. The winning and newly "glammed-up" Diva will be revealed on stage as a part of the show. Master of ceremonies is Tony Savino, with costumes by Jordan Ross, wigs by Maya Douglas and makeup supervision by Monica Munro.

"Harrison and I are extremely excited to bring together the entire Chicago dance community for a great cause, to kick off Dance for Life Chicago and to raise money for The Dancers' Fund," said Plummer. "We'll feature companies and dancers from all around the Chicago dance scene so we hope no one misses this unique night of show-stopping glitz and glamour!"

The Divas to date include:

  • Katlin Michael Bourgeois, DanceWorks Chicago
  • Joshua Blake Carter, Giordano Dance Chicago
  • Zach Heller, Giordano Dance Chicago
  • Prince Lyons, Visceral Dance Chicago
  • Harrison McEldowney, independent
  • Jimi Loc Nguyen, independent
  • Eddy Ocampo, LEVELdance
  • Leonard Perez, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater
  • Jeremy Plummer, C5
  • Cesar Salinas, Giordano Dance Chicago
  • David Schultz, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
  • Isaac Stauffer, Chicago Tap Theatre

Tickets for Dance Divas, which takes place Sunday, June 24 at 6 p.m. and Monday, June 25 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at The Baton Show Lounge, 436 N. Clark St., are $50, including one drink, and are available at chicagodancersunited.org/dance-divas.

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