ELEVATE CHICAGO DANCE: OCTOBER 2017

Elevate Chicago Dance was a citywide festival October 19-21, 2017 with public performances and studio showings at nine creative spaces around the city, featuring close to forty Chicago choreographers and dance companies. To learn more, please see the event listings below, or read Zachary Whittenburg's Summary Journal.
 
Elevate also convened a group of about forty local, regional and national colleagues in the dance field – professionals who support dance through presenting, residencies, and related work. The focused three-day program provided them with a special opportunity to experience a wide range of Chicago-based dance, have direct exchanges with the artists, and discuss ways to leverage their individual and collective resources to contribute to a healthy dance field. Some of the Elevate studio showings were specifically for this invited group of colleagues. Invited guests have access to special online materials.
 
Elevate Chicago Dance marked the culmination of a multi-year Regional Dance Development Initiative produced by Chicago Dancemakers Forum and New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA).  It was made possible with funding from Reva and David Logan Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Chicago Park District/Night Out in the Parks, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, PERT Foundation, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation through NEFA’s National Dance Project. Learn more about Chicago's Regional Dance Development Initiative. 

 

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Information regarding Accessibility for Patrons with Disabilities is also available.

Chicago Cultural Center - Public Studio Showings

October 19, 2017

Studio showings, featuring excerpted work and artist-led discussions, by Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, Martine Whitehead, Every house has a door, and Sara Zalek

Begins at 1:00pm

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South Shore Cultural Center - Performances

October 19, 2017

Performances by Groundhog, Kristina Isabelle Dance, Red Clay Dance, and Same Planet Performance Project

Begins at 7:30pm

 

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dfbrl8r - Performances

October 19, 2017

Performances by Adam Rose and April Lynn/Antibody Corp, Khecari, Darling Shear, and Zephyr.

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Begins at 10:00pm

Loyola Park Fieldhouse - Public Studio Showings

October 20, 2017

Studio showings, featuring excerpted work and artist-led discussions, by Joanna Furnans, Ginger Krebs, Rachel Damon/Synapse Arts and more

Begins at 10:00am

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Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago - Performances

October 20, 2017

Performances by Anatomical Theatres of Mixed Reality (ATOM-r), BraveSoul Movement, The Seldoms, and Visceral Dance Chicago

Begins at 7:30pm

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Links Hall - Performances

October 20, 2017

Performances by Rachel Bunting / The Humans, The ERA Footwork Crew, Erin Kilmurray, and Kris Lenzo / MOMENTA

Begins at 10:00pm

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Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago - FamilyDance Matinee

October 21, 2017

Ayodele Drum & Dance's youth program, Sesa Wo Suban, performs as part of the Dance Center's FamilyDance Matinee series.  

2:15pm - Workshop

3:00pm - Matinee Performance

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Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago - Performances

October 21, 2017

Performances by Ayako Kato/Art Union Humanscape, Lucky Plush Productions, Hedwig Dances, and Ayodele Drum & Dance

Begins at 7:30pm

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Old Town School, Dorchester Artist + Housing Collaborative, High Concept Labs – Invited Studio Showings

Learn More about studio showings programmed for the Elevate dance professionals.

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