Bril Barrett and M.A.D.D. Rhythms celebrate and build on Chicago’s storied legacy of tap dance.
“When you realize there’s inequities, and there’s not as many performance opportunities or presentation opportunities for certain artists, you have to begin to make those spaces for yourself,” said founding artistic director and CEO of Red Clay Dance Company Vershawn Sanders-Ward in 2019. Now Red Clay, a company with a mission of teaching and performing […]
Dance For Life, presented by Chicago Dancers United, celebrates its 30th year of bringing Chicago dancers together to raise money for The Dancers’ Fund with a performance on August 26 featuring ten dance companies and a new work by Randy Duncan. Founded in 1991 in response to the AIDS crisis by Keith Elliott, a dancer […]
Contretemps Contemporary Ballet challenges the stereotypes of the form in Heat Lightning.
A new interdisciplinary work digs into the roots of one of the most mythologized of flowers.
In LEGACY: Phoenix^5, Joel Hall Dancers celebrate the past and look to the future.
Chicago Tap Theatre and JC Brooks team up for a new show with a 90s beat.
“The potential and the sadness and beauty of big empty spaces” inspires Lucky Plush’s The Map of Now.
The all-female-identifying Moonwater Dance Project explores water-as-metaphor in its newest piece.
Some performing arts groups are opening their doors, but others are inviting audiences to soak up the sun.
Dee Alaba seeks collaborators who celebrate and respect identity.
See Chicago Dance’s annual celebration sustains and supports artists and audiences.
Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Joffrey Ballet announce in-person 2021-2022 seasons.
Hubbard Street’s Unboxed spills Nutcracker tea; Final Bow for Yellowface builds a dance incubator.
This year’s CIDF offers three days of workshops and film screenings celebrating everyday movement.