Tere O'Connor Dance Returns to Dance Center

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Tere O'Connor Dance Returns to Dance Center

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.

Long Run is a major new work from O'Connor that pits the rigid geometry of the stage against the organic bodies crossing over it in a kinetic exploration. Long Run pushes the emotional content of O'Connor's movement to new physical extremes, allowing time-based elements like polyrhythms, velocity and duration to overtake the performers as they struggle to bring their bodies into a state of calm. O'Connor has a great love of movement and a deep commitment to choreographic craft and design, while more philosophical urges animate his work.

Tere O'Connor, artistic director of Tere O'Connor Dance, has created more than 40 works for his company, as well as numerous commissions for other companies, including Lyon Opera Ballet and White Oak Dance Project. Among his honors are a 2013 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a 2009 United States Artist Rockefeller Fellowship, a 1993 Guggenheim Fellowship and three New York Dance and Performance Awards (Bessies). An articulate and provocative educator, he has taught at festivals and universities around the globe for 25 years.

Residency activities
A post-performance conversation with the artists takes place Thursday, October 18. A pre-performance talk with Tere O'Connor takes place Friday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m. at Sherwood Community Music School's Recital Hall, 1312 S. Michigan Ave. (next door to the Dance Center). Additional residency activities with community partners and Columbia College Chicago students take place throughout the week leading up to the performance weekend.

The Dance Center presents Tere O'Connor Dance
Thursday-Saturday, October 18-20 at 7:30 p.m.
at the Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago.
Single tickets are $30, $24 for seniors, $10 for students with ID at the door;
subscribers to three or more performances during the season save 25 percent,
and groups of 10 or more save 30 percent.
Tickets are available at 312-369-8330 and dance.colum.edu.
All programming is subject to change.
The theatre is accessible to people with disabilities.

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