Dance For Life
Seven Chicago companies, large and small, share the stage in annual fundraiser for a good, little-publicized cause: healthcare for artists.
The Department of Cultural Affairs series of free social dances accompanied by live music in the parks culminates in a day of workshops, professional performances and ample opportunities to cut a rug.
This mini-festival of short works supported by the Chicago Dancemakers Forum features new short works by local choreographers who will perform in the MCA theater, in the museum and on the museum grounds.
August 24-September 1
Consider It Not So Deeply
(Ruth Page Center for the Arts)
Madison-based choreographer Marlene Skog explores the psyche of Shakespeare’s female characters in this new evening-length contemporary ballet.
August 31, September 1
SummerDance Dance Downs
(Austin Town Hall Park and Millennium Park)
Shkunna Stewart and The Era Footwork Crew host a free series of historic black Chicago dance showcases featuring homegrown street styles like footwork and bopping, as part of the DCASE SummerDance program.
August 18, 25