Theaters, comedy clubs, museums, galleries, and other venues are blowing off the COVID-19 shutdown dust and preparing to welcome you back this fall. Many companies are picking up with productions that were cut short in March 2020, while others have world premieres up their sleeves. We suggest calling venues ahead of time or checking their […]
“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.
Teatro ZinZanni,the dinner circus spectacle, reopens at the Cambria Hotel.
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.
“The potential and the sadness and beauty of big empty spaces” inspires Lucky Plush’s The Map of Now.
Dee Alaba seeks collaborators who celebrate and respect identity.
See Chicago Dance’s annual celebration sustains and supports artists and audiences.
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.
CRDT’s Wilfredo Rivera finds the past year has “magnified, amplified, and vindicated the work and the focus I’ve had for the past six seasons.”
Influences from kabuki and karate inform choreographer Rika Lin’s boundary-crossing body of dance work.
Four choreographers use images by Chicago artist Sergio Gomez to create a series of dance films in Still Inspired (?).