Elevate Chicago Dance

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Elevate Chicago Dance

October 20 and 21, 2017 • 7:30 p.m.

$30 Regular / $24 Seniors / $10 Columbia College Chicago Students


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This extraordinary festival of Chicago dance gathers choreographers from across the contemporary spectrum. Two distinct programs showcase the breadth of today's new dance, featuring performances by ATOM-r (Anatomical Theatres of Mixed Reality), Ayodele Drum & Dance, Hedwig Dances, Ayako Kato/Art Union Humanscape, Lucky Plush Productions, The Seldoms, and more. The Dance Center programs conclude several days of performances, studio showings and discussions across the city. Elevate Chicago Dance is produced by Chicago Dancemakers Forum, the leading area supporter of new dance development.          

Friday October 20
Barak adé Soleil
Anatomical Theatres of Mixed Reality (ATOM-r)
The Seldoms
Visceral Dance Chicago

Saturday October 21
Ayako Kato
Lucky Plush Productions
Hedwig Dances
Ayodele Drum & Dance


FamilyDance Matinee: Saturday, October 21
with Ayodele Youth Program: Sesa Wo Suban + Ayodele Teen Collective
2:15 p.m. Workshop | 3 p.m. Matinee


The Elevate Chicago Dance performances at the Dance Center are funded, in part, by The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

Elevate Chicago Dance is the culmination of a multi-year Regional Dance Development Initiative produced by Chicago Dancemakers Forum and New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA).  The project is 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.


Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary
Traditional/Indigenous Dance
Hip Hop


The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago

1306 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 369-8330