PROGRAM
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The listings below are for Dance Chicago 2008.

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Opening Weekend
This high-octane, pedal-to-the-floor weekend features new works by Chicago’s best choreographers and ensembles. See ballet, tap, urban, Irish, character, jazz and contemporary works all weaved in to one exhilarating night of dance. Special guests  this year include the Dance Chicago premiers of the great Moscow Ballet, Houston Metropolitan Dance Company, New York’s Ajkun Ballet Theatre, and South Korea’s Kim Geung-soo Ballet Company, as well as the polished works of Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, LehrerDance New York, World Champion Trinity Irish Dancers, Concert Dance Inc. and other unexpected surprises.
Friday, November 7 at 8:00 pm see program
Saturday, November 8 at 8:00 pm see program
Sunday, November 9 at 3:00 pm see program
PRICE: $25 BUY TICKETS NOW
 
Dance For Kids, Too!
This isn’t just for the kids, but the entire family! Dances are quick, clever, fun and provide styles for all to enjoy. If your children and grandchildren are interested  in dance, this is a must see. See a Dance Chicago tradition, The ROPE WARRIOR. He does moves with jump ropes you never thought possible
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Saturday, November 8 at 2:00 pm see program
Saturday, November 15 at 2:00 pm see program
PRICE: Adults: $20; Kids: $10
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Dance Slam
It’s an interactive dance competition with a non-stop beat! Each work is five minutes or less and the audience votes for the winners! Every night features different performances from young up-and-coming dancers from all around Chicago! FAST AND FURIOUS!
Wednesday, November 12 at 7:30 pm (Dance Slam A) see program
Wednesday, November 19 at 7:30 pm (Dance Slam B) see program
PRICE:  $15 BUY TICKETS NOW(A) BUY TICKETS NOW(B)
 
Extended View: Tap/Jazz/Hip Hop
For years, award-winning Chicago choreographers have been creating dances audiences love.  Now they put it together on one magical night for one magical extended view. This year’s focus is hip hop, jazz and tap dance. The evening is curated by industry notables, Bril Barrett and Suave.
This high-energy show is titled MADD ConnXions!
Friday, November 14 at 8:00 pm see program details now posted
PRICE:  $20 BUY TICKETS NOW
 
New Moves
See Chicago’s newest, hottest choreographers and the city’s best dancers. Together, they create new and different dances each night!  It is the only time left to see these works. BRAVE AND DARING!
Thursday, November 13 at 7:30 pm see program
Thursday, November 20 at 7:30 pm see program
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Dance Romance NEW IN 2008!
Love is in the air for the inaugural Dance Romance performance. Showcasing the best partner acts from around Chicago, this new program features modern, salsa, contemporary jazz, and ballroom dance. A great date night or special occasion event.
Sunday, November 16 at 3:00 pm see program
PRICE $25 BUY TICKETS NOW
 
Jazz Cabaret NEW IN 2008!
Debuting for the first time, the Jazz Cabaret program features ballroom, contemporary jazz, burlesque, tap, hip-hop, ballet and other cabaret-style dances. Warm and sensual.
Saturday, November 15 at 8:00 pm see program
Sunday, November 23 at 3:00 pm see program

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Fringe Carnival NEW IN 2008! 
Chicago’s finest cutting-edge performers will have their chance to shine during Dance Chicago’s Fringe Carnival. Improvisational dancers and one-of-a-kind companies will push the boundaries of dance and performance to the edge in this unique event. Mysterious and Unusual!
Friday, November 21 at 8:00 pm see program
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Chicago Streets NEW IN 2008! 
For the first time in Chicago, we are showcasing the hottest urban talent from around our city. Chicago Streets explores urban dancing. Audience will see the best in footworking, stepping, bhangra, gihda, ghosting, hip-hop, tap, breakdancing, poppin, lockin, powermoving, juking, slowdance, isolations, puppetry during the performances’ debut.  Fresh and riveting!
SEE VIDEO OF TECH DAY
Saturday, November 22 at 8:00 pm see program
PRICE: $25 BUY TICKETS NOW
 
Holiday Kids Show
One of the most popular holiday dance programs in Chicago! Created for all ages, audiences will see excerpts from the Nutcracker, magical stories and seasonal delights. And yes, The ROPE WARRIOR is part of this program, as well! FUN AND FESTIVE!
Saturday, November 22 at 2:00 pm see program
Saturday, November 29 at 2:00 pm see program
PRICE: Adults: $20; Kids: $10 BUY TICKETS NOW
 
Choreographers’ Showcase NEW IN 2008! 
Dance Chicago produces great choreographers and this year is more exciting than ever. Most of the work has not been seen anywhere before and these artists are just waiting for you to be moved by it.  The Cliff Dwellers Arts Foundation Dance Chicago 2008 Choreographer of the Year will be on the program. BRAVE AND BRILLIANT!
Friday, November 28 at 8:00 pm see program
PRICE: $20 BUY TICKETS NOW
 
Grand Finale!
See an all-new show of some of the best Chicago and international companies. The Grand Finale features the best of ballet, tap, jazz, urban and contemporary. Featuring great music and non-stop action with the big choreographed final BOW, this is the season’s grand send-off. WARM AND FULFILLING!
Saturday, November 29 at 8:00 pm see program
Sunday, November 30 at 3:00 pm see program
Sunday, November 30 at 7:00 pm see program
PRICE: $25 BUY TICKETS NOW


 

What is different about Dance Chicago and other showcases?

Answer – THE SHOW. All our shows are artistically driven to give audiences the best entertainment ride possible. We have 12 years of tuning shows to perfection with considerations of music, length of works, quality of works and performers to give audiences an optimum journey. Unlike other showcases that program from the point of view of the artist’s needs, we program from the audiences’ needs – making it a magical and inspirational experience.

Whether they are dancers from Joffrey, Giordano, Hubbard Street, the Dutch National Ballet or elsewhere, we focus on the works, not simply the company’s name or individual artists. We spend all year looking at 2,000 different dances – the competition is stiff - to get the best 200 works we can find.

We guarantee you that there is no better place to witness the finest Chicago dance entertainment than Dance Chicago 2007.

See Samples of past Dance Chicago Tour programs:

Apr 14, 2007 - FermiLab - Details

Jan 27, 2007 - Orland Park - Details

Oct 21, 2006 - Paramount Theatre - Details

Feb 10-12, 2006 - Valentine's Dances - Details

Jan 28, 2006 - Orland Park - Details

Jan 14, 2006 - Skokie - Details

May 1, 2005 - Istanbul, Turkey - Details

Feb 19, 2005 - Orland Park - Details

Feb 11-13, 2005 - Valentine's Dances - Details

Jan 15, 2005 - Centre East - Details

Oct 29, 2005 - Paramount Theatre - Details

Dec 6, 2003 - Orland Park - Details


 


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