Versatility Dance Festival

Event Type
Event Description

Now in its sixth year, Versatility Dance Festival presents the best in emerging and established dance companies and dance filmmakers.

For more information about VDF, visit

Festival Line-Up

  • ClancyWorks Dance Company (DC)
  • Ellie de Waal & Dancers (VA)
  • Gaudanse, inc. (NJ)
  • Hannah Kahn Dance Company (CO)
  • Paige Cunningham-Caldarella (IL) & Alfonso Cervera (OH)
  • T2 Dance Company (CO)
  • The DynamitExperience (NY)
  • Zehnder Dance (MA)

PLUS the following short dance films:

  • "A Days Work" from Director Marta Renzi (USA)
  • "Eat Your Young" from Director LaKesha Sowell (USA)
  • "Impossible Image" from Director Karen Pearlman (Australia)
  • "Lets Call It a Tie" from Directors Vasiliy Zhitlov and Maya Selezneva (Russian Federation)
  • "Refuge" from Director Rachel Baird (USA)

Festival Testimonials

Because of the professional relationships we made at VDF, our company has secured over $40,000 in commissions that we can directly link to networking and promotional materials gathered at the festival.
Gavin Stewart, Stewart/Owen Dance (NC), Former VDF Artist

[Versatility Dance Festival] brings together people from many walks of life and builds bridges culturally, creatively, and conceptually.
Nadia Halstead, Audience Member

The festival gives us the chance to be on a program at the beautiful Dairy Arts Center, along with many other dance troupes. The event brings so many of us together – companies both new and old – allowing us to experience choreographic styles that we may never have otherwise seen. Through participating in the festival, we can reach new audiences with our work, and we are mutually inspired by the range of approaches to the art of dance.
Hannah Kahn (Hannah Kahn Dance Company, CO), Former VDF Artist

Running Time
1.5 Hours


Ruth Page Center for the Arts

1016 N. Dearborn Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 337-6543