Vital. Visceral. Virtuosic. We bring the power of dance to
Chicago audiences.

Our 2018-19 Season features luminaries and emerging choreographers from across the country, our city, and beyond our borders. Subscribe today and save 25% as you join us in our anniversary season, celebrating 45 years in motion.

 

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Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival

The third Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival biennial showcases the very best of puppetry arts from around the world.

January 18 and 19, 2019

 
  Spectrum Dance Theater.

Spectrum Dance Theater.

 

Spectrum Dance Theater

Bessie Award-winning and Tony-nominated Donald Byrd returns to Chicago for the first time in 24 years with the latest in Spectrum Dance Theater’s popular and critically-acclaimed Rambunctious Series

January 31, February 1-2, 2019

  photo by: V. Paul Virtucio.

photo by: V. Paul Virtucio.

 

Ananya Dance Theatre

Ananya Dance Theatre’s work is inspired by the extraordinary dreams of ordinary women. This company of self-described cultural activists makes its Dance Center debut with a work exploring how dissent against oppression fuels life force.

February 14-16, 2019

 
  David Rousseve/REALITY, from Stardust, photo by Yi Chun.

David Rousseve/REALITY, from Stardust, photo by Yi Chun.

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The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago is the city’s leading presenter of contemporary dance – bringing international, national, and local artists to Chicago audiences. The Dance Center has served as a focal point for dance and performance in Chicago since 1974.

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  Urban Bush Women in Hep Hep Sweet Sweet, photo by Rick McCullough.

Urban Bush Women in Hep Hep Sweet Sweet, photo by Rick McCullough.

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Banner photo at top: Urban Bush Women in Hair and Other Stories, photo by Hayim Heron.