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DANCE FOR LIFE Chicago 2017 Takes Place 8/19
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 6, 2017

The 26th annual Dance for Life Chicago will exemplify Chicago's versatile and virtuoso dance community with the eight companies that are performing August 19 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which mobilizes Chicago's dance community by raising funds through dance, presents this annual benefit performance, which is preceded by a gala reception at the Hilton Chicago.

DANCE FOR LIFE 2017 Companies Announced
by A.A. Cristi - May 2, 2017

The 26th annual Dance for Life Chicago will exemplify Chicago's versatile and virtuoso dance community with the eight companies that are performing August 19 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which mobilizes Chicago's dance community by raising funds through dance, presents this annual benefit performance, which is preceded by a gala reception at the Hilton Chicago.

Chicago Dancing Festival Launches 10th Anniversary, Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Chicago Dancing Festival, the nation's largest dance festival, proudly announces repertoire for its 10th annual series with George Balanchine's Concerto Barocco (performed byPennsylvania Ballet in its Chicago Dancing Festival debut), Alexander Ekman's Episode 31 (The Joffrey Ballet, originally commissioned in 2013), Christopher Wheeldon's After the Rain (The Joffrey Ballet) and a new work by world-renowned choreographer Randy Duncan set to an original score by five-time Emmy Award-winning, Chicago-based composer Andy Mitranas as part of Chicago Dancing Festival's first-time collaboration with Chicago Dancers United, among program highlights. This year's event will present five unique programs in five days across Chicago's top downtown venues - the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, the highly anticipated return to the Auditorium Theatre, and for the first time at Navy Pier in celebration of the Festival's 10th anniversary - August 23-27, 2016.

Chicago Dancing Festival Releases Full Schedule of Events for 10th Anniversary, 8/23
by Matt Smith - Jul 19, 2016

CHICAGO (July 14, 2016) ‚ÄstThe¬†Chicago Dancing Festival, the nation's largest dance festival, proudly announces repertoire for its 10th¬†annual series with¬†George Balanchine's¬†Concerto Barocco¬†(performed byPennsylvania Ballet in its Chicago Dancing Festival debut),¬†Alexander Ekman's¬†Episode 31¬†(The Joffrey Ballet, originally commissioned in 2013),¬†Christopher Wheeldon's¬†After the Rain¬†(The Joffrey Ballet) and a new work by world-renowned choreographer¬†Randy Duncan¬†set to an original score by five-time Emmy Award-winning, Chicago-based composer Andy Mitranas as part of Chicago Dancing Festival's first-time collaboration with Chicago Dancers United, among program highlights.¬†This year's event will present five unique programs¬†in five days¬†across Chicago's top downtown venues - the¬†Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the¬†Museum of Contemporary Art, the¬†Jay Pritzker Pavilion¬†at Millennium Park, the highly anticipated return to the¬†Auditorium Theatre, and for the first time at¬†Navy Pier¬†in celebration of the Festival's 10th¬†anniversary¬†-¬†August 23-27, 2016.

Chicago Dancing Festival Announces Repertoire for 10th Anniversary Celebration
by Nora Dominick - Jul 15, 2016

MIX at SIX Returning to Harris Theater for 2016-17 Season
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 29, 2016

The Harris Theater, today, announced the return of the beloved new MIX at SIX series for 2016-17. MIX at SIX offers some of the theater's most provocative and innovative work, at a time of day that makes it one of the most accessible and engaging performance series yet. This series is the Harris' first ever happy hour performance series featuring four after work performances throughout the season. Beginning at 6PM, these performances see renowned artists from around the world performing fast-paced, one-hour performances after work. Enjoy signature cocktails from Harris Theater and food from Chicago's most in demand food trucks, available for purchase on Lower Randolph outside the lobbies. By purchasing a subscription, you can enjoy all four performances for $30. Purchase your subscription HERE today.

The Auditorium Theatre to Welcome Back Giordano Dance Chicago, 6/11
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 28, 2016

The Auditorium Theatre welcomes Giordano Dance Chicago (GDC) back to its landmark stage as the final performance of the season's 'Made in Chicago' Dance Series, Saturday, June 11 at 7:30PM. The company, led by Artistic Director Nan Giordano, returns after last year's dynamic engagement and will perform five works from the company's 157-piece repertory, including Crossing/Lines, Feelin' Good Sweet, Can't Take This Away, Sneaky Pete, and Sing, Sing, Sing. Tickets start at $28, and are available online at AuditoriumTheatre.org, by phone at 312.341.2300, or in-person at the Auditorium Theatre Box Office (50 E. Congress Parkway).

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre's A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre presents A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL at Arts United Center, tonight, November 7-22, 2015.

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre to Stage A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre presents A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL at Arts United Center, November 7-22, 2015.

Yale Rep to Present THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, 3/20-4/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE by Bertolt Brecht, translated from the German by James and Tania Stern with W.H. Auden, directed by Liz Diamond, March 20-April 11 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 26.

Yale Rep's THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE by Bertolt Brecht, translated from the German by James and Tania Stern with W.H. Auden, directed by Liz Diamond, tonight, March 20-April 11 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 26.

Yale Rep to Present THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, 3/20-4/11
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 27, 2015

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE by Bertolt Brecht, translated from the German by James and Tania Stern with W.H. Auden, directed by Liz Diamond, March 20-April 11 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 26.

AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 14, 2014

Pride Films and Plays annual fall benefit Simply Sensational: Legends will reach new heights this year when Tony Award Winner Donna McKechnie headlines the event on October 20. She will be joined on stage by other musical guests American Idol Finalist Devin Velez, Colte Julian from Million Dollar Quartet, and Ryan Lanning from Bailiwick Chicago's The Wild Party. WGN's Dean Richards serves again as the emcee, which features a preshow reception at 6 pm, the performance at 7, and a post show champagne toast with Ms. McKechnie.

Chicago Academy For The Arts Dedicates Today's EAT TO THE BEAT Performance to Maya Angelou
by Tyler Peterson - May 28, 2014

The Chicago Academy for the Arts announced this morning that their 12pm Eat to the Beat performance at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance will be dedicated to the memory of author and poet Maya Angelou. The Academy Repertory Dance Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Randy Duncan, is scheduled to perform six pieces in the 45 minute lunchtime program.

VISION, FAITH, & DESIRE III Set for Pleasant Home This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Vision, Faith, & Desire III: Dancemakers Inspired by Martha Graham will be presented by Winifred Haun & Dancers in collaboration with Oak Park's Historic Pleasant Home this weekend, April 12 & 13. The program will feature work by: Randy Duncan, Winifred Haun, RE/Dance, Deborah Goodman, Yuriko and a film by Alex Springer and Xan Burley. The program will also include the premiere of a new 'Lamentation Variation,' choreographed by Winifred Haun, using the creative structure provided by The Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance.

VISION, FAITH, & DESIRE III Set for Pleasant Home, 4/12-13
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 12, 2014

Vision, Faith, & Desire III: Dancemakers Inspired by Martha Graham will be presented by Winifred Haun & Dancers in collaboration with Oak Park's Historic Pleasant Home on April 12 & 13. The program will feature work by: Randy Duncan, Winifred Haun, RE/Dance, Deborah Goodman, Yuriko and a film by Alex Springer and Xan Burley. The program will also include the premiere of a new 'Lamentation Variation,' choreographed by Winifred Haun, using the creative structure provided by The Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance.

ONEDGE, ASSISTANCE, THE JEWELS and More Set for 2014 DCASE Theater and Dance Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2014

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special events (DCASE) has announced its winter season of theater and dance performances. The DCASE Theater and Dance series showcases critically-acclaimed local, national and international theater, dance and multi-disciplinary artists - often in newly-commissioned works, Chicago and world premieres.

Vision, Faith & Desire II Set for 2/6-8 at Pritzker Pavilion
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 7, 2014

Vision, Faith, & Desire II: Dancemakers Inspired by Martha Graham will be co-presented by Winifred Haun & Dancers and the Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events February 6-8 at the Pritzker Pavilion, in doors on the stage. The program will feature works by: Randy Duncan, Winifred Haun, and Lizzie Leopold. Jeff Hancock and former Graham principal dancer Paul Sansardo and his Company, Paul Sansardo & Dancers, will premiere new works.

ONEDGE, ASSISTANCE, THE JEWELS and More Set for 2014 DCASE Theater and Dance Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special events (DCASE) has announced its winter season of theater and dance performances. The DCASE Theater and Dance series showcases critically-acclaimed local, national and international theater, dance and multi-disciplinary artists - often in newly-commissioned works, Chicago and world premieres.

Vision, Faith, & Desire II Set for Pritzker in February
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 3, 2013

Vision, Faith, & Desire II: Dancemakers Inspired by Martha Graham will be co-presented by Winifred Haun & Dancers and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). The program will feature works by: Randy Duncan, Winifred Haun, Lizzie Leopold and former Graham principal dancer, Paul Sansardo. Jeff Hancock will premiere a new work. The program will also include the premiere of a new "Lamentation Variation," choreographed by Winifred Haun, using the creative structure provided by The Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, as part their Lamentation Project. Full programming details will be released in early January 2014.

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