Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall. Photo: Courtesy of DCASE

Crystal Anniversary Brunch - Celebrating 15 Years of Chicago Dancemakers Forum

Honorary Chair, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Honorary Co-Chairs: Michelle Boone, Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim, and Roell Schmidt

Sunday, October 21, 2018

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM 

Chicago Cultural Center, Preston Bradley Hall

78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602


Chicago Dancemakers Forum celebrates 15 years of supporting bold and experimental dance in Chicago. This fundraising brunch, produced in connection with Elevate Chicago Dance 2018, honors the program's founding trio: Bonnie Brooks (formerly of The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago), Asimina Chremos (formerly of Links Hall), and Peter Taub (formerly of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago); and founding Consortium organization, Links Hall


Honorary Chair is Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Honorary Co-Chairs are Michelle Boone of Navy Pier, Dr. Kwang-Wu Kim of Columbia College Chicago, and Roell Schmidt of Links Hall. 


Chicago Dancemakers Forum invites artists, friends of dance, cultural consumers and leaders, and members of Chicago’s business community to share in the celebration. Sarah Solotoroff Mirkin (formerly of the Chicago Community Trust) and Eduardo Vilaro (Chicago Dancemakers Forum 2004 Lab Artist, and Artistic Director of Ballet Hispanico) will present the awards. 









Event Hosts: 

Columbia College Chicago

Pam Crutchfield

Ginger Farley and Bob Shapiro

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Lisa Yun Lee

Links Hall

This event is produced in connection with Elevate Dance Chicago 2018.

If you are interested in purchasing a table or exploring event sponsorships, please email Ginger at


Tables and Sponsorships:

$2,500 - $25,000

 Individual Tickets: $250


Pam Crutchfield, Yolanda Cursach, Sandy Gerding, Gail Kalver, Onye Ozuzu, Baronica Roberson*, Jennifer Roche*, Peter Taub*, Amy Wilkinson, Angel Ysaguirre*


*CDF board member

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