Following a successful premiere partnership in 2018, Thodos Dance Chicago and DanceWorks Chicago are excited to build on last season's pilot collaboration and continue a shared tradition of developing choreographic talent while serving and supporting Chicago's dance community by jointly presenting NEW Dances 2019. This year’s venue partners include Athenaeum Theatre, Ballet Chicago, and Ruth Page Center for the Arts.
A must-see Chicago summer event NEW Dances 2019 will premiere new, fully-produced works featuring a diverse line-up of fresh, homegrown talent of choreographers and dancers. NEW Dances 2019 will take place at the Athenaeum Theatre, Black Box Studio 2 with performances the week of June 17 (performance, ticket, and special event information to be released at a later date).
: Chicago dancemakers will be selected by Artistic Directors Melissa Thodos (TDC) and Julie Nakagawa (DWC). Choreographers will be evaluated based on their submission materials of: a resume, references, work sample, and artistic statement (applicants must also meet residency requirement). Electronic submissions are due by Wednesday, March 20th 12:00 p.m. Central time
. For more information about the application process and show commitments, please visit https://thodosdancechicago.org
: Technically-proficient and artistically-inclined Chicago dancers are invited to audition to be a part of the company for NEW Dances 2019 (dancers must also meet residency requirement). Auditions will be held at Ruth Page Center for the Arts on Sunday, April 7 from 11am-3pm. Dancers must pre-register for the audition ahead of time, no exceptions. Electronic registration for the audition will end on Friday, April 5th 12:00 p.m. Central time
. For more information pre-registration and show commitments, please visit https://thodosdancechicago.org