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Spotlight On Dance in Chicago

In anticipation of the Dance/ USA 2011 Annual Conference (in Chicago July 13-16), dozens of dance companies are stepping out for Spotlight on Dance in Chicago.  From March through the end of July, over 100 performances will take place showcasing the strength, scope and diversity of Chicago’s dance community.  Some of Chicago’s best known companies - the Joffrey Ballet and River North Dance Chicago - and some of its best kept secrets - Nomi LaMad and Laboratory Dancers - will present tap, jazz, ballet, modern, contemporary, ethnic and every dance in-between.  Dance will be happening in the loop at the Auditorium Theater, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, and the Museum of Contemporary Art; the south loop at The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago; and outside the loop at the Beverly Arts Center, Hamlin Park Field House, Links Hall, and other venues.  Chicago Dance/USA Host Committee sponsored receptions, free with admission, will be held at eight of these events, and feature a Dance/USA special guest. For more information about upcoming pre-conference events, audiences can find Spotlight on Dance in Chicago on facebook, or visit Audience Architects.

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Spotlight on Dance in Chicago
March – July 2011


Participating Chicago Dance Companies & Events
*Chicago Dance/USA Host Committee sponsored receptions, free with admission,
will be held at these events and feature a Dance/USA special guest.

AMEBA Acrobatic and Aerial Dance
Ballet Chicago
Beverly Arts Spring Dance Concert*
CDI/Concert Dance, Inc.
Cerqua Rivera Dance Theater
Chicago Dance Crash
Chicago Human Rhythm Project
Chicago Moving Company
Chicago Tap Theater
Clinard Dance Theatre
COREPROJECT CHICAGO
The Dance COLEctive
Dance Union
DanceWorks Chicago*
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater
Elements Ballet
Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Improvisational Dance Festival*
Innervation Dance Cooperative
The Joffrey Ballet
Kalapriya Dance*
Kate Corby & Dancers
Laboratory Dancers
Luna Negra Dance Theater
MaryAnn McGovern & Dancers*
Monocle Eclectic Dance Co.
Mordine and Company Dance Theater*
THE MOVING ARCHITECTS
Muntu Dance Theater*
Natya Dance Theater
NoMi LaMad Dance, Inc
Perceptual Motion
RE|Dance Group
River North Chicago Dance*
Same Planet Different World Dance Theatre
Thodos Dance Chicago
Winifred Haun & Dancers
Zephyr Dance

Venues
Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
Beverly Arts Center
Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater
Harold Washington Library Center
Links Hall
Museum of Contemporary Art
Ruth Page Center for the Arts
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago

PERFORMANCES LISTED BY DATE
JUNE 2011

Fri & Sat, June 3 & 4 at 7:30pm
Deeply Rooted  Dance Theater
Deeply Rooted Dance Studio

Fri & Sat, June 3 & 4 at 8pm
Sun, June 5 at 7pm
The Dance COLEctive
Links Hall

Thurs & Fri, June 9 & 10 at 7:30pm
Sat, June 11 at 2pm
Zephyr Dance
Holstein Park

Sat-Sun, June 11-19
Improvisational Dance Festival*
The Dance Center of Columbia College, Chicago Dancemakers Forum & Links Hall

Fri, June 17 at 7:30pm
Sat, June 18 at 2pm
Ruth Page School of Dance and The Civic Ballet of Chicago
Ruth Page Center for the Arts


Fri & Sat, June 17 & 18 at 8pm
Sun, June 18 at 4:30pm
THE MOVING ARCHITECTS
Fasseas White Box Theater

Thurs, June 23 at 12:15 pm
Spiritwing Dance Ensemble
Harold Washington Library Center, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium

Thurs, June 23 at 7pm
Fri & Sat at 7pm and
Sat, July 16 at 2pm
AMEBA Acrobatic and Aerial Dance
Ruth Page Center for the Arts

Tues, June 28 at 8pm and Thurs, July 14 at 8pm
Eiko & Koma
Museum of Contemporary Art / Plaza

Sat, June 18 at 6pm
Cerqua Rivera Dance Theater
Hubbard Street Dance Center

JULY 2011

Sat, July 9 at 8 pm
Dance Union
a monthly dance series
Fasseas White Box Theater

Sat, July 16 at 7pm*
Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago
Harris Theater for Music & Dance

Muntu Dance Theatre Offers Discounted Tickets to Dance USA participants:
Saturday, July 16, 7pm
Harris Theater for Music & Dance


Join Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago on Saturday, July 16 at 7pm for a performance at the Harris Theater of Music and Dance.  Muntu will present “This Far by Faith,” an evening of work that celebrates the resiliency of the human spirit. The concert will feature new pieces by guest choreographers, featuring Reggie Wilson, founder and artistic director of Fist and Heel Performance Group in New York, and Theo Jamison, one of the original Katherine Dunham Dancers in East St. Louis, now program director for Southern Illinois University/East St. Louis Center for the Performing Arts. The choreographers will draw from personal and collective experiences to create vignettes that express our common will to keep moving forward despite difficult circumstances.
 
For the $15 discounted tickets, use the special Dance/USA code (DSA15) for phone and walk-up orders and show your conference ID. The Harris Theater is located at 205 E. Randolph Drive (60601), phone: 312/334-3153, fax: 312/334-3153. Box office hours: 12 pm – 6pm Mon-Fri.

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