Hedwignites 30

Event Type
Event Description

Hedwig Dances, celebrating 30 years under the artistic direction of Founder Jan Bartoszek, presents Hedwignites 30, a festive evening honoring the company's history and accomplishments, Friday, March 20 at 6 p.m. at The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street.


Guests have the opportunity to meet and mingle with Bartoszek,Artistic Associate and dancer Maray Gutierrez, dancers, and designers, as well as learn about the company's plans for 2015 and beyond. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception featuring globally inspired refreshments and a silent auction, followed by dinner and a live auction. Highlighting the proceedings is an exclusive preview of Bartoszek's One Grand Dance, a retrospective revisiting her works from the past 30 years. Guests also can take a salsa lesson from Hedwig dancers Edson Cabrera and Jessie Gutierrez.


Co-chairing the Hedwignites 30 Host Committee are Hedwig Dances board members Lisa Jenks and Daniel Weathersby. Committee members include Hedwig Dances board President Kay Burnett, Anne Foley, Christian Kriticos, Rachel Laux, and Marguerite Tompkins.