Kaleidoscope Choreographers Festival

Alliance Dance Company presents our 2nd Annual Choreographers Festival - Kaleidoscope.

Last year was a big success with the final show a sellout.  This year is even bigger.

If a Kaleidoscope operates on the principle of multiple reflection,
then this dance festival is truly such!

You will not want to miss a chance to see one of the most diverse dance festivals
in Chicago with works created by 25 choreographers from the Midwest region.

Over 60 pieces were submitted for consideration by committee to bring you
a different show each night!

Ninth Annual Chicago Dance Month Returns This June With A City-Wide Celebration Of The City’s Dance Community

See Chicago Dance, the dance industry's nonprofit service organization, is proud to announce that this June will see the return of its popular annual offering, Chicago Dance Month. Now on its ninth iteration, Chicago Dance Month honors the artists and companies that are eager to get back in front of audiences. Chicago Dance Month is excited to highlight a full slate of live and virtual performances, classes and more from Chicago’s dance community.

Spring Community Convening

Join See Chicago Dance for our Spring Community Convening on May 3 from 12:00–1:00PM CT. After spending a year at home, SCD wants to help connect members of the Chicago dance community by hosting a fun "speed-dating" inspired event. This convening is perfect for new community members, seasoned artists looking to grow their circle, or simply those in the Chicago dance field who want a low-stakes way to network from the comfort of their own home! The convening will begin with updates from SCD and will shift into short speed-dating sessions in Zoom breakout rooms.

 

Multi-disciplinary Pivot Arts Fest returns to live for 2021

Returning to live events, Pivot Arts announced Friday that “Reimagining Utopia” will be the Edgewater-based presenting organization’s theme for its 2021 multi-arts festival, running May 21-June 6 at various locations. Twelve artists were selected to create small-scale live works or video installations ideal for safe viewing. In making these works, each artist is asked to consider the events of the past year—including COVID-19 and resurgence of Black Lives Matter protests in the wake of George Floyd’s killing at the hands of police—and to imagine a better post-pandemic world.

'A Spring in Our Step' is an entertaining, more jovial version of Chicago Tap Theatre's digital formula

Each year when Winter transitions to Spring, we look forward to the exhale that comes as flowers bloom and the river thaws. This year, more than ever, as we attempt to shake the doldrums of a COVID-19 winter, the sunny weather and warming temperatures are breathing both life and hope back into our city. On the sunny afternoon of March 28, Chicago Tap Theatre sprung to life in their latest project, “A Spring in Our Step,” and effectively embodied the emotional boost that comes alongside the seasonal transition. 

Radically Casual: Hanging with 'Deez Nuts!'

There is an expectation, I suppose, of how Black masculinities show up on the Black male dancing body — a frugal approach to the Black experience and a lazy method for extracting the nuances of the sundry facets of Blackness. These expectations of Black men, particularly tall Black men — that we should shroud our opinions in niceties, appear docile and gentlemanly, be the strong physical presence on stage for others to mount, the one charged with doing the lifting — limit Black possibilities, shackling the bounty of our multiplicities and often soothing white anticipation.