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Tune Into June!

 

 

 

Tune into June!  This month, the official herald of summer breathes its balmy spirit of fun and frolic into the heart of Chicago Dance. 

 

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The Merry Month Of May

 

 

Bras, broomsticks, and triple time steps sweep across the Chicago dance landscape in  the merry month of May!  Chicago Dance Month continues into the coming month with a bursting bouquet of exciting dance events you won’t want to miss.

 

MAY HIGHLIGHTS:

 

TAP DANCE AND TRAGEDY

 

 

Tap Dance and tragedy don’t usually find themselves in the same room, but Chicago Tap Theatre’s new tap drama, “Time Steps” (opening tonight and running through April 10 at Stage 773), locates the two at the tricky intersection of entertainment and serious theatre. 

 

If you had a chance to go back in time and re-live your most defining moment over again as often as you wished, what would you change? What could you change, and what would it cost you? Heady questions for a tap dance show. 

 

CHICAGO DANCE MONTH TAKES OFF!

 

 

Fasten your seat belts! April takes off with Chicago Dance Month, jam-packed with site-specific happenings and performances in public venues and neighborhoods throughout the city. 

 

Chicago Dance Month offers many ways to discover our city’s energetic and varied dance scene with more than 50 performances, events, and classes, 

Sono Osato, Thodos Dance Chicago, and A Tale of Two Parks

 

 

 

At age 14, Sono Osato auditioned for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo onstage at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. She would become the youngest dancer to join the company, and the first of Japanese descent. Osato would go on to dance for American Ballet Theater and on Broadway, despite widespread anti-Japanese sentiment throughout the United States during World War II. On January 9, Osato, now age 96, will return to the place where her story began for “Sono’s Journey,” a world premiere by Thodos Dance Chicago.