Thursday, October 19


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Elevate Chicago Dance is a citywide festival with public performances and studio showings at nine creative spaces around the city, featuring close to forty Chicago choreographers and dance companies.  

Friday, October 20
Saturday, October 21

The festival features two special performances at the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, featuring eight artists and companies that showcase the breadth of today's new dance in Chicago.  Saturday's performance features Ayako Kato/Art Union Humanscape, Lucky Plush Productions, Hedwig Dances, and Ayodele Drum & Dance.

$30 - Standard Admission

$24 - Seniors

Tickets may also be purchased by calling the Dance Center's box office at 312-369-8330


Ayodele Drum & Dance
is a sisterhood of women who empower and strengthen community through knowledge and education of the her/story, rituals, music and dances of African culture.

Hedwig Dances
creates contemporary dance theater combining poetic choreography with bold, interdisciplinary collaborations. They foster community among audiences, dancers, and artists with the goal of provoking human connection and wonder.

Ayako Kato 
is a dance artist, choreographer, and curator influenced by a Japanese view of nature and the philosophy of Tao, using dance to rediscover humans as a part of nature. She is originally from Yokohama, Japan and is artistic director of Ayako Kato/Art Union Humanscape.

Lucky Plush Productions
provokes an immediacy of presence in their hybrid dance theater work—a palpable live-ness between performers and audiences – to bring insights to current social issues through layered choreography, nuanced dialogue, and surprising humor.

Dance Center of Columbia College
1306 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL  60605

This presentation is made possible, in part, by the Dance Center’s Subsidized Theater Rental Program funded by The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

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