Chicago Dancing Festival

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Harris Theater for Music and Dance
Wednesday, August 20 – 7 pm

Tickets available Tuesday July 8. 

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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, CDF original commission by Kyle Abraham    
The Juilliard School, The Jig Is Up by Eliot Feld
Martha Graham Dance Company, Errand into the Maze by Martha Graham
Stars of American Ballet*, Fancy Free by Jerome Robbins

The Chicago Dancing Festival opening night program will be simulcast on the outdoor screen of the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. 

No tickets are needed to view the simulcast on Wednesday August 20.

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Edlis Neeson Theater
Friday, August 22 – 6 pm and 8 pm

Tickets availailable Wednesday July 9

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An evening of duets

Adam Barruch, Belladonna by Adam Barruch
The Joffrey Ballet, Bells (excerpt) by Yuri Possokhov
Martha Graham Dance Company, Errand into the Maze by Martha Graham
Pam Tanowitz Dance*, Passagen by Pam Tanowitz (live music)

Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park
Saturday, August 23 – 7:30 pm

Celebration of Dance. Grand Finale

The Joffrey Ballet, Nine Sinatra Songs by Twyla Tharp
The Juilliard School, The Jig Is Up by Eliot Feld
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Falling Angels by Jiří Kylián
Rennie Harris Puremovement*, Students of the Asphalt Jungle by Dr. Rennie Harris
Stars of Washington Ballet Brooklyn Mack and Maki Onuki, pas de deux from Le Corsaire by Marius Petipa


Additional events and artists for the 2014 Festival to be announced!

All programs are subject to change.

*CDF Debut



All events are free but tickets for indoor events must be reserved in advance by contacting the venue’s box office.  Tickets will be released in July 8 for the Harris Theater and July 9 for the MCA.

No tickets are needed for the outdoor Pritzker Pavilion events, including the simulcast on August 20 and the Grand Finale performance on August 23.  Chicago Dancing Festival
was founded by internationally renowned choreographer and Chicago native Lar Lubovitch and highly esteemed Chicago dancer Jay Franke to produce and promote the finest of dance to Chicago. It was founded to heighten awareness of dance in Chicago, increase accessibility to the art form and provide aspiration for local artists. Its mission is to present a wide variety of excellent dance, enrich the lives of the people of Chicago and provide increased accessibility to the art form, thereby helping create a new audience. Its vision is to raise the national and international profile of dance in the city, furthering Chicago as a dance destination.


Chicago Dancing Festival

P.O. Box 101043
Chicago, IL 60610


Lynn Colburn Shapiro | Jul 29, 2015

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