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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