HedwigNites 2019 Honors Vin Reed and Ping Chong

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Friday, March 8, 2019

6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Arts Club of Chicago

201 East Ontario Street, Chicago


On Friday, March 8, Hedwig Dances' Annual Gala, Hedwignites, will be a celebration of the company's accomplishments and endeavors, and a salute to others. 

The evening includes an awards ceremony with opening remarks by Honored Guest, Henry Godinez, Resident Artistic Associate at the Goodman Theatre, a live dance performance, silent and live auctions, great food and wine.  The Hedwig Dance Awards recognizes and celebrates transformational leaders, artists, writers, mentors and funders who create, illuminate and nourish contemporary dance.  


Hedwig Dance Awards will be presented to

Vin Reed for Dance Advocacy

Creative Director, Vin Design

Presented by Kevin McGirr, Immediate Past Board President Dance for Life


Ping Chong for Dance Heritage

Director/Playwright/Choreographer, Ping Chong and Company

Presented by Peter Taub, Curator


Meet and Mingle with our Honorees plus Hedwig Dances’ Artistic Director Jan Bartoszek and Artistic Associate Maray Gutierrez, Our Dancers and Designers. Be the first to learn about Hedwig Dances' exciting plans for 2019 and beyond.  

6:00 PM  Wine Reception

6:45 PM  Dinner

7:45 PM  Award Ceremony

8:30 PM  Performance


A limited number of discounted tickets will be offered to members of the dance industry.  Qualifying individuals may email 



Festive Cocktail Attire

Valet Parking Available

Running Time
4 hours
Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary