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Club and street dance styles, experimental dance and a response to surveillance, race and cultural violence all happen this fall.
Newcity dance's three most anticipated performances of the 2018 fall season.
Nejla Yatkin's free participatory performance seeks to open the senses amidst the natural beauty of the Burnham Wildlife Corridor.
The natural world, internal landscapes and political spheres collide this month in dance.
With seven companies whose specialties range from pointe to head spins, the "Dance For Life" program promises to be not only a worthy fundraiser, but one of the most eclectic dance concerts …
Dance moves outdoors for the summer, from Dance Downs in the Parks to performances on the MCA grounds.
The annual tap festival is a chance to see the boundary-pushing work of CHRP's first ever artist in residence Dani Borak.
Dancers take to the air in a show about freedom, potential and flight.
Japanese Taiko, aerial artistry and an annual tap festival take the stage in July.
The longstanding, wildly popular partner-dance series has evolved into a festival that ties together social dance, live music, spectatorship and professional performances.
A romance that follows an immigrant girl and her suitor on a journey through Chicago neighborhoods.
The grand finale to the Chicago Human Rhythm Project's annual festival was a foot-pounding celebration of both diversity and the intersection of cultural traditions we all share.
High-octane dance abounds in June, from The Seldoms' "Marchland" to Chicago Tap Theatre's dedication to divas to Hubbard Street's full length rendition of "Minus 16."
Khecari creates a customized experience in their one hundred sixty-eight hour performance "The Retreat: One Week."
Ekman’s ode to Scandinavian solstice is a triumph of vision, imagination and masterful stagecraft.
Why don’t we take control of the conversation instead of letting the conversation steer us?
The dance shows to see in May from intimate activist performances to large scale story ballets.
The wildly witty and inquisitive company presents two reimagined shorter works: an expanded riff on a short piece created for Hubbard Street last year and a mashup of memorable moments from …
Okwui Okpokwasili's new work, inspired by protest movements of Nigerian women, asks the audience to open up the layers of sensing and awareness we use to make our world.
It's Chicago Dance Month and picking just five is near impossible. We made sure to put some free shows in the mix.
An ancient Underwood typewriter, a dress form, stacks of books and Victorian-inspired garb set the scene for intimate character development and a tinge of claustrophobia.
Hubbard Street Dance's 40th anniversary season and the Auditorium Theatre's "Made in Chicago" series intersect with a special program dedicated to Hubbard Street's first and only resident ch…
Sensuality and disgust drip through the opening of "Lie Through My Skin," setting an ambivalent tone that becomes increasingly surreal as the piece unfolds.
Fernandes’s show, an installation and performance project in collaboration with design firm Norman Kelley and the Joffrey Ballet Academy is a quietly elegant look at the pleasure of pain i…
So much great dance in Chicago in March. Here's a few of our recommendations.
The dancers move with an impossibly subtle, inwardly-generated fluidity and power, on stages transformed into vast, timeless landscapes. Cloud Gate performances are truly as much mediations …
"I really believe in the honesty of being on stage—the word 'being' being key. If there’s a character to imbue that it is at the very heart of the performer as opposed to something place…
It's a big month for ballet with Balanchine, Baryshnikov, and ABT gracing Chicago stages.
Dance highlights to kick off the new year.
January at Links Hall is an intensive course in the complexity of our American identity.
Dance in December with Twyla Tharp, Crystal Pite, Christopher Wheeldon and more.