Celebrating its 43rd season, the Chicago Moving Company is one of Chicago's most celebrated contemporary dance companies, "bold, commanding . . . the energy is awesome" (The New York Times).
Noted for its artistic innovation and powerful performance style, CMC is recipient of 4 Choreographic Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Chicago Dance Coalition's Lifetime Award, and a 2014 New Stages for Dance Award, among other honors, The company performs throughout Chicago and has toured nationally, internationally (Berlin. Germany; Salvador, Brazil; Ulan Bator, Mongolia); and collaborated with world-class organizations including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago. In 2007 the company entered into an ongoing cultural exchange with the Arts Council and dance artists of Mongolia, including CMC's 2010 tour to Ulan Bator and the hosting of Mongolian dancer/choreographer Odbayar Batsuuri as an international artist-in-residence with the company in 2013. In 2013 the company celebrated its jaw-dropping 40th Anniversary Season with a year-long series of special events, culminating in a sold-out 40th Anniversary Concert at Chicago's prestigious Dance Center of Columbia College. CMC is 2015 recipient of a MacArthur Foundation International Connections Fund award for an artistic exchange in Japan, including the commission of a new work for the company, and performances in both Tottori and Tokyo (2016).
CMC is also recognized nationally as a leader and standard-setter in services for artists, community arts, and arts-education. Since 1995 CMC has been Arts-Partner-in-Residence at the Hamlin Park Theater (HPT) in Chicago's vibrant Roscoe Village neighborhood--and continues to develop the space as a dance center for the community. At the HPT, CMC produces its own aristic work, presents dance festivals/performances featuring numerous Chicago artists, harbors 2 talented choreographers (Rachel Bunting,Ayako Kato) as artists in residence, hosts workshops with visiting artists of international reknown, holds ongoing movement classes for ages 18 mos. - seniors, and operates the Performance Project for Chicago dance artists self-producing their own work. For more info on the Hamlin Park Theater and its programs, please visit its venue page on this site.
Arts Partners is a program of the Chicago Park District that unites artists and communities in Chicago parks.
Drop-in Chicago Moving Company classes (register/pay with CMC at the first class). You can take single classes if you wish. Info available at http://www.chicagomovingcompany.org
Chicago Moving Company Community Classes in partnership with the Chicago Park District:
These classes occur in fall, winter, and spring sesssions (10 weeks ea) and are now on break. Fall Session 2016 runs Sep 19 - Nov 27. Winter Session 2017 runs Jan 9 - Mar 18; online registration opens for winter 2017 on 12/6/2016 and in person at the Hamlin Park Fieldhouse on 12/10/16: You must pre-pay and register for an entire session of these classes at www.chicagoparkdistrict.com
Mondays, 10 - 10:45 am. Moms, Pops, Tots Interaction. 18 mos-3. Caregiver remains with child. Teacher: Lexi Fuller. $59 (10 classes)
Mondays, 6-7 pm. Adult Yoga, all levels. Teacher Lyndsae Rinio. $53(10 classes)
Wednesdays, 10 - 10:45 am. Moms, Pops, Tots Interaction. 18 mos-3 years. Caregiver remains with child. Teacher: Lexi Fuller. $59 (10 classes)
Fridays, 11:45 am - 12:45 pm. Qi Gong. Adults, esp good for seniors. Teacher: Lissa Rommel. $27 (10 classes)
Saturdays, 10 - 10:45 am. Music and Movement, children 3-6. Teacher: Rose Bouboushian. $44 (10 classes)
Saturdays, 11 am - noon. Adult Yoga, all levels. Teacher Precious Jennings $53 (10 classes)
more info? phone us at 773.880.5402 or email: or visit/join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/136143767738/
small lot to the south of the fieldhouse
easy street parking (no permit) on Hoyne, Barry and Wellington Streets bordering Hamlin Park