New Dances 2020

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New Dances 2020 is bringing dance to a whole new stage, coming to a screen near you! Celebrating twenty years under Thodos Dance Chicago and three years in partnership with DanceWorks Chicago, we are gathering in the spirit of creativity and in support of our commUNITY, celebrating ALL of Chicago's gifted movers and makers.

Our organizations and artists are putting important NEW in New Dances. A portion of ticket sales from New Dances 2020 will be donated to Chicago-based beneficiaries, selected by the New Dances company of artists. Your purchase supports Chicago artists and organizations exercising the muscles of courage in creativity and community!


Saturday, June 20:
7pm (CST), Pre-performance reception with the choreographers, $55 (includes performance ticket)
7:30pm (CST), Opening Night, $30
Beneficiary: Black Lives Matter Chicago
Running Time: 60 minutes

Sunday, June 28:
5pm (CST), Encore Performance, $30
Beneficiary: Community Bond Fund
Running Time: 60 minutes





For the first time, New Dances offers "Individual Episodes" the week of June 22, with each choreographer hosting a 30-minute event to present and discuss their work in detail. Tickets are $10 per episode.

Episode 1: Monday, June 22 at 6pm CST (Sydney Jones), beneficiary: Assata's Daughters
Episode 2: Tuesday, June 23 at 7pm CST (Drew Lewis), beneficiary: Chicago West Community Music Center
Episode 3:Wednesday, June 24 at 1pm CST (Peyton Winker), beneficiary: My Block My Hood My City
Episode 4: Thursday, June 25 at 7pm CST (Joanna Meccia), beneficiary: Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation
Episode 5: Friday, June 26 at 6pm CST (Joe Musiel), beneficiary: Affinity Community Services
Episode 6: Saturday, June 27 at noon CST (Brian Martinez), beneficiary: Brave Space Alliance

Running Time: 30 minutes/Episode


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