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Our 2019-2020 Season brings an abundance of new artists to our stage while also renewing our commitment to the Chicago dance community. Join us in our 46th Season - create your own season and get 25% off with a unique subscription.

 

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Ecce (h)omo, photo by Pauline-Brun.

Ecce (h)omo, photo by Pauline-Brun.

Between Gestures

Thursday - Friday, October 24 and 25, 2019 At 7:30 P.M.

A one-week performance festival that connects Chicago to the European scene, Between Gestures features the work of choreographers Noé Soulier and Pol Pi including performances, workshops, screenings, and conversation.

Natya Dance Theatre, photo by Amit Kumar.

Natya Dance Theatre, photo by Amit Kumar.

Natya Dance Theatre
with Astad Deboo

Thursday-Saturday, November 7-9, 2019
At 7:30 P.M.

Chicago cultural treasure Natya Dance Theatre debuts a world premiere with INAI–The Connection, a partnership between Natya’s Hema Rajagopalan and Astad Deboo, a pioneer of modern dance in India who has worked with figures from Pink Floyd to Pina Bausch

I hunger for you, photo by Jim Coleman.

I hunger for you, photo by Jim Coleman.

Kimberly Bartosik/daela
I hunger for you

Thursday - Saturday,
January 30–February 1, 2020
At 7:30 P.M.

An alum of Merce Cunningham Dance Company now charting her own course, choreographer Kimberly Bartosik draws on her personal experience with charismatic spirituality and delves into the heart of losing one’s self in ecstasy, ritual, and desire in I hunger for you.

 
 
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: Kimberly Bartosik/Daela in I hunger for you, photo by Jim Coleman.