New Dances

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Celebrate Chicago Dance Month and get up close and personal with dance and dancers through a performance of New Dances 2022!  DanceWorks Chicago and Thodos Dance Chicago enjoy a partnership centered around a shared tradition of developing choreographic talent and serving Chicago’s dance commUNITY. New Dances has been part of Chicago’s dance history for 39 years, originating with Chicago Repertory Dance Ensemble.

In 2022, New Dances comes of age under the TDC umbrella, celebrating 21 years by featuring 21 Chicago-proud artists: 6 Choreographers and 15 Dancers!

Be the first to see World Premieres by Kaleigh Dent, Brandon DiCriscio, Trey Johnson, MurdaMommy, Marco Pizano, and Taylor Yocum presented in cozy Studio A of the Athenaeum Center at 7pm. The Opening Night Performance includes a post-show Meet the Artist Conversation.

Celebrate commUNITY!

ONE NIGHT ONLY!  Industry Night (6/22) tickets are half-price: $15 instead of $30!

Closing Night, Saturday June 25:
CELEBRATE 21:  21 years of New Dances under the TDC umbrella and 21 Chicago-based Artists (6 Choreographers + 15 Dancers)

DWC Artistic Director Julie Nakagawa and TDC Artistic Director Melissa Thodos invite you to cheer on the New Dances Company in performance and celebrate with a post-show Champagne Toast!

$50 VIP package includes performance ticket, champagne, nibbles, and mingling with the New Dances artists!  Space is limited. Fun is endless!

Participate with confiDANCE!  ALL members of Team New Dances are fully-vaccinated.

Proof of vaccination and the wearing of a mask is required from each audience member…thank you for being part of creating a safe space!

Running Time
90 minutes


Athenaeum Theatre

2936 North Southport
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 935-6875