PROGRAM
DESCRIPTIONS

Read our Opening Weekend Review by Hedy Weiss


Read Sid Smith's review of the Choreographers' Showcase


Read What the press has to say about our Grand Finale Line-up


More Great Press

DANCE CHICAGO 2010: NOV. 3 - NOV. 21

THEATRE BUILDING CHICAGO

AND OTHER VENUES

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DANCE CHICAGO 2010

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JUST COMPLETED:

AT THE MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

NICHOLS CONCERT HALL IN EVANSTON, IL

A complete and exhilarating holiday entertainment extravaganza!

1. Family Nutcracker
Duke It Out: Ellington vs. Tchaikovsky
ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY!
Music Institute of Chicago
Nichols Concert Hall
Saturday, December 12, 2009, 10 am
1490 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL
Box Office (847) 905-1500, ext 108
www.musicinstituteofchicago.org
The Nutcracker “SWEET” features Dance Chicago—and special guest soloists from the Moscow Ballet—in a side-by-side comparison of the Classical and Jazz versions of this popular holiday favorite.
Choreography: Altin Naska, Elizabeth MacKenzie, Eddy Ocampo, Becky Cooper, Nico Rubio, Lee Howard and Chris Nasadowski
Music: Axiom Brass & Quintet Attacca

*Artists subject to change
Saturday, December 12 at 10:00 am
PRICE: TBD
Show Ended
See Program
 

2. 15th Anniversary Grand Finale!
ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY!
Music Institute of Chicago
Nichols Concert Hall
Saturday, December 12, 2009, 8 pm
1490 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL
Box Office (847) 905-1500, ext 108
www.musicinstituteofchicago.org
Dance Chicago ends its 15th anniversary with a Holiday Showcase, featuring Chicago’s best choreographers, dancers, international guest artists, and MIC faculty. Artistic Director John Schmitz has created an emotionally charged performance with great music and non-stop action— tailored specifically for Nichols Concert Hall. The Grand Finale features the best of ballet, tap, jazz, urban and contemporary. Featuring great music and non-stop action, this is the season’s grand send-off. THE HOLIDAY DANCE FEAST!
Saturday, December 12 at 8:00 pm
PRICE: $25 single, $20 seniors and students
Show Ended
See Performing Companies

Dance Slam West
Sang Theatre
of Wheeling High School

Saturday, November 28, 2009, 7:30 pm
900 South Elmhurst Road
Wheeling, Illinois, 60090

Sat, November 28, 7:30 PM
It’s round 2 of our award-winning interactive dance competition with a non-stop beat! Each work is five minutes or less and the audience votes for the winners! Famous Chicago choreographers and dancers got their start here. Who is providing the next generation of star power? - Come and decide for yourself. If you saw Dance Slam North Shore on 10/30, please note this is a completely different show, so come and vote again! FAST AND FURIOUS!
Saturday, November 28, at 7:30 pm Show Ended
PRICE: $20
Tickets will be also available at the door. (Cash Only)
See Performing Companies

THEATRE BUILDING CHICAGO


New Moves
FOUR DIFFERENT PERFORMANCES!
Theatre Building Chicago
Dance Chicago – Up Close And Personal
Valet Parking, Full Bar, Audience Friendly
November 4, 5, 11, 12, 2009
1225 West Belmont Ave, Chicago
Box Office (773) 327-5252
www.theatrebuildingchicago.org
In a new and intimate setting, see Chicago’s newest, hottest choreographers and the city’s best dancers. Together, they create new and different dances on each of FOUR nights!  It is the only time to see these works. Seats are limited, buy early. BRAVE AND DARING!
A: Wednesday, November 4, at 8:00 pm Show Ended
B: Thursday, November 5, at 8:00 pm Show Ended
C: Wednesday, November 11, at 8:00 pm Show Ended

D: Thursday, November 12, at 8:00 pm
Show Ended

PRICE:  $25
See Performing Companies

Extended View

ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY!

Theatre Building Chicago
Dance Chicago – Up Close And Personal
Valet Parking, Full Bar, Audience Friendly
November 6, 2009
1225 West Belmont Ave, Chicago
Box Office (773) 327-5252
www.theatrebuildingchicago.org
For years, award-winning Chicago choreographers have been creating dances audiences love.  Now they put it together for a magical night - extended view. See both urban and contemporary choreographers. STREETS MEETS SWEETS
Friday, November 6, at 8:15 pm Show Ended

PRICE:  $25
See Performing Companies
 
Jazz Cabaret
ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY!
Theatre Building Chicago
Dance Chicago – Up Close And Personal
Valet Parking, Full Bar, Audience Friendly
November 7, 2009
1225 West Belmont Ave, Chicago
Box Office (773) 327-5252

www.theatrebuildingchicago.org
Jazz Cabaret program features ballroom, contemporary jazz, burlesque, tap, hip-hop, ballet and other cabaret-style dances. BROADWAY UP-CLOSE!
Saturday, November 7 at 8:15 pm Show Ended
PRICE:  $25
See Performing Companies

Dance Romance
TWO PERFORMANCES!
Theatre Building Chicago
Dance Chicago – Up Close And Personal
Valet Parking, Full Bar, Audience Friendly
November 8, 2009
1225 West Belmont Ave, Chicago
Box Office (773) 327-5252
www.theatrebuildingchicago.org
Love is in the air for the Dance Romance performances. Showcasing the best partnering acts from around Chicago, this new program features modern, salsa, contemporary jazz, and ballroom dance. A great date or special occasion event. WARM AND SENSUAL!
(A) Sunday, November 8, at 1:00 pm Show Ended
(B) Sunday, November 8, at 5:00 pm
Show Ended

PRICE $25
See Performing Companies
 
Fringe Carnival

TICKETS AVAILBLE AT THE DOOR, CALL 773/327-5252
Theatre Building Chicago
Dance Chicago – Up Close And Personal
Valet Parking, Full Bar, Audience Friendly
November 13, 2009
1225 West Belmont Ave, Chicago
Box Office (773) 327-5252
www.theatrebuildingchicago.org
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. HUMOROUS AND UNUSUAL!
Friday, November 13, at 8:15 pm Show Ended
PRICE: $25
See Performing Companies

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre
TICKETS AVAILBLE AT THE DOOR, CALL 773/327-5252
Theatre Building Chicago
Dance Chicago – Up Close And Personal
Valet Parking, Full Bar, Audience Friendly
November 14, 2009
1225 West Belmont Ave, Chicago
Box Office (773) 327-5252
www.theatrebuildingchicago.org

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre presents the 2009 fall concert this year at Dance Chicago. Presenting signature works from Latin Fire and Jubilation, including “Corner Sketches- A Tribute to Miles Davis” and “The Trinity of Joann.” A DANCE ENTHUSISASTS MUST SEE!

Saturday, November 14 at 8:15 pm Show Ended
 
Choreographers’ Showcase

TICKETS AVAILBLE AT THE DOOR, CALL 773/327-5252
Theatre Building Chicago
Dance Chicago – Up Close And Personal
Valet Parking, Full Bar, Audience Friendly
November 15, 2009
1225 West Belmont Ave, Chicago
Box Office (773) 327-5252
www.theatrebuildingchicago.org
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 2009 Choreographer of the Year will be on the program. BRAVE AND BRILLIANT!
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A) Sunday, November 15 at 1:00 pm Show Ended
(B) Sunday, November 15 at 5:00 pm Show Ended

PRICE: $25
See Choreographers
 
 

 
"Quirky and unpredictable, Dance Chicago endures as a gritty, grass-roots compendium of the area's present dance scene and its possibilities." - Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune, 10/25/09

DANCE CHICAGO 2009

CLIFF DWELLERS ARTS FOUNDATION

CHOREOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

ANNOUNCED - READ RELEASE

Read Sun-Times Article (Hedy Weiss)

See Dance Slam Results

Dance Slam North Shore 10/30/09

Dance Slam West 11/28/09

 

Group Sales Discounts
Groups of 15 or more tickets to any one performance will receive 20% off your ticket order.   

North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie
TBD
9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie – FREE PARKING
Box Office (847) 673-6300
www.northshorecenter.org

Dance Chicago 2010 Dates just added!

Theatre Building Chicago
Dance Chicago – Street Moves!
November 3–21, 2010
1225 West Belmont Ave, Chicago
Box Office (773) 327-5252
www.theatrebuildingchicago.org

Music Institute of Chicago
Nichols Concert Hall
TBD
1490 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL
Box Office (847) 905-1500, ext 108
www.musicinstituteofchicago.org





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