PROGRAM
DESCRIPTIONS

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AT THE NORTH SHORE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS IN SKOKIE

15th Anniversary Spectacular
ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY!
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie
October 31, 2009, at 8:00 p.m.
9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie – FREE PARKING!
Box Office (847) 673-6300
www.northshorecenter.org
We have been working on this show for 15 years, developing choreographers, performers and production. Designed to electrify, this high-octane, pedal-to-the-floor performance features new works by Chicago’s best choreographers and ensembles, Dance Chicago Choreographers of the Year (2002-2008), national companies and international guests. See ballet, tap, urban, Irish, character, jazz and contemporary works all weaved in to one exhilarating night of dance. POWERFUL AND EMOTIONAL!
Saturday, October 31, at 8:00 pm
PRICE: $35 single, $30 seniors and students
TICKETS AVAILABLE SEPT. 8
Performing Companies will be listed here after Sept. 30

 
Dance For Kids, Too!
ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY!
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie
October 31, 2009, at 1:00 p.m.
9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie – FREE PARKING
Box Office (847) 673-6300
www.northshorecenter.org

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. FUN AND FESTIVE!
Saturday, October 31, at 1:00 pm
PRICE: Adults: $25; Kids (12 and under): $15

TICKETS AVAILABLE SEPT. 8
Performing Companies will be listed here after Sept. 30
 
Dance Slam
ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY!
North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie
October 30, 2009, at 7:30 p.m.
9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie – FREE PARKING
Box Office (847) 673-6300
www.northshorecenter.org

It’s 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.
FAST AND FURIOUS!
Friday, October 30, at 7:30 pm
PRICE:  $19

TICKETS AVAILABLE SEPT. 8
Performing Companies will be listed here after Sept. 30
 


AT 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!
New Moves A: Wednesday, November 4, at 8:00 pm
New Moves B: Thursday, November 5, at 8:00 pm
New Moves C: Wednesday, November 11, at 8:00 pm
New Moves D: Thursday, November 12, at 8:00 pm
PRICE:  $25
TICKETS AVAILABLE SEPT. 8 (A)
TICKETS AVAILABLE SEPT. 8 (B)
TICKETS AVAILABLE SEPT. 8 (C)
TICKETS AVAILABLE SEPT. 8 (D)
Performing Companies will be listed here after Sept. 30

Extended Views
TWO DIFFERENT PERFORMANCES!
Theatre Building Chicago
Dance Chicago – Up Close And Personal
Valet Parking, Full Bar, Audience Friendly
November 6, 13, 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 on two magical nights for magical extended views. TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SHOWS. Each evening is curated by industry notables. DEEP AND ALLURING!
(A) Friday, November 6, at 8:15 pm
(B) Friday, November 13, at 8:15 pm
PRICE:  $25
TICKETS AVAILABLE SEPT. 8 (A)
TICKETS AVAILABLE SEPT. 8 (B)
Performing Companies will be listed here after Sept. 30
 
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
(B) Sunday, November 8, at 5:00 pm
PRICE $25
TICKETS AVAILABLE SEPT. 8 (A)
TICKETS AVAILABLE SEPT. 8 (B)
Performing Companies will be listed here after Sept. 30
 
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
PRICE:  $25
TICKETS AVAILABLE SEPT. 8
Performing Companies will be listed here after Sept. 30
 
Fringe Carnival
ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY!
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

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, HUMOROUS AND UNUSUAL!
Saturday, November 14 at 8:15 pm
PRICE: $25
TICKETS AVAILABLE SEPT. 8
Performing Companies will be listed here after Sept. 30
 
Choreographers’ Showcase
TWO PERFORMANCES!
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 2008 Choreographer of the Year will be on the program. BRAVE AND BRILLIANT!
(A) Sunday, November 15 at 1:00 pm
(B) Sunday, November 15 at 5:00 pm
PRICE: $25
(A) TICKETS AVAILBLE SEPT. 8
(B) TICKETS AVAILBLE SEPT. 8
Performing Companies will be listed here after Nov. 4
 

 AT THE MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO (NICHOLS CONCERT HALL) IN EVANSTON
 
 
FAMILY NUTCRACKER
Duke It Out: Ellington vs. Tchaikovsky
ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY!
Music Institute of Chicago
Nichols Concert Hall
Saturday, December 12, 2009
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 and Others
Music: Axiom Brass & Quintet Attacca
*Artists subject to change
Saturday, December 12 at 10:00 am
PRICE: TBD
TICKETS AVAILABLE SEPT. 8
Performing Companies will be listed here after Sept. 30
 
Grand Finale!
ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY!
Music Institute of Chicago
Nichols Concert Hall
Saturday, December 12, 2009
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. WARM AND FULFILLING!
Saturday, December 12 at 8:00 pm
PRICE: $25 single, $20 seniors and students
TICKETS AVAILABLE SEPT. 8
Performing Companies will be listed here after Sept. 30
 
Chicago Streets
ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY!
Merle Reskin Theatre (tentative)
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!
Saturday, December 20 at 8:00 pm
PRICE: $25
TICKETS AVAILABLE SEPT. 8

Performing Companies will be listed here after Sept. 30


 
 
 
 



 

 

 

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 14 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 that can move you.

We guarantee you that there is no better place to witness the finest Chicago dance entertainment than Dance Chicago 2009.

See Samples of past Dance Chicago Tour programs:

May 9, 2009 - FermiLab - Details

Jan 17, 2009 - Orland Park - Details

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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