The Dance Center presents a free work-in-progress showing
by Lucky Plush Productions Friday, January 24 at 6 p.m.
at the Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, long committed to offering Chicago’s small and mid-sized contemporary dance companies opportunities for artistic development and performance, announces the first Richard H. Driehaus Commissioned Artist: Lucky Plush Productions.
On the heels of its highly successful work Rink Life in 2018 and 2019, Lucky Plush will spend the week of January 20 at the Dance Center developing a new work for a later premiere. The company will receive a commissioning fee and have access to the Dance Center’s theater space and technical resources. Lucky Plush will present a free showing of the work-in-progress on Friday, January 24 at 6 p.m.
"Funded by The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Commissioned Artist program is a big part of our commitment to local artists, providing space, time and resources to help them develop new work,” said Ellen Chenoweth, director and lead curator of the Dance Center’s Dance Presenting Series. “We are thrilled for the first season of our Chicago Artists Performance Platform, which also includes Natya Dance Theater and Same Planet Performance Project. The Dance Center theater is a beautiful and well-equipped facility, and we are glad to help make this valuable resource available to Chicago dance artists.”
Lucky Plush Productions is an ensemble dance-theatre company led by founder and Artistic Director Julia Rhoads. The company is committed to provoking and supporting an immediacy of presence—a palpable live-ness—that performers share with audiences in real time. A unique hybrid of high-level dance and theatre, Lucky Plush’s work is recognized for its layered choreography, nuanced dialogue, surprising humor and socially relevant content. Lucky Plush is equally dedicated to engaging students and community members with the company’s ensemble practices through tailored arts education programming.