The education-focused Dance Foundation returns from a tour of Italy to perform “New Beginnings”—a new piece by founder/artistic director Robin Fisher, set and recently staged in Rome. TDF pro company filmed their Rome engagement and the footage will provide a backdrop to the one-night-only show at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts. Now almost twenty years old, the heart and soul of The Dance Foundation is its education component, providing scholarships to Chicago-area kids and allowing them to take up to seven hours of class per week at the Fisher Dance Center gratis: a pricey education for young aspiring dancers. Some members of the company are former scholarship recipients; others come from the greater dance community. This program is a tale of inspiration and affirmation, in concert with the mission of the organization. (Sharon Hoyer)
At the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, (847)920-9121. Friday, June 17.