Futura, photo by William Frederking.

Futura, photo by William Frederking.

Hedwig Dances

THursday - Saturday
November 1, 2 and 3, 2018
at 7:30 p.m.



$30 / $24 /$10
Regular / Seniors / Students

"Perhaps more than any other dance maker on the local scene, Bartoszek...blurs the line between movement and visual art."
—Chicago Magazine

Futura sweeps across the Dance Center stage in an eye-popping spectacle of bold geometry, rich theatrical movement, and a rousing musical score. Inspired by Bauhaus modernist art, Hedwig founder Jan Bartoszek’s newest work is a vibrant and colorful exploration of how dance shapes and is shaped by society, art, architecture, and design in the 21st century. A collaborative multidisciplinary work underscored by themes of confinement and freedom, this piece includes an opening movement designed in a groundbreaking collaboration between Hedwig Dances, Bauhaus Dessau, the IIT Institute of Design (established as the New Bauhaus 80 years ago) and Leviathan. Futura is “a visual metaphor for Bauhaus’s revolutionary ideology” (Chicago Reader).

Additional Events

Post Performance Conversation: Thursday, November 1
immediately following performance in the theater, with Jan Bartoszek and dancers, moderated by Susan Manning

Pre Performance Talk: Friday, November 2 at 6:30 p.m.
at Sherwood Community Music School Recital Hall, 1312 Michigan Avenue, with Jan Bartoszek and Margi Cole

Post Performance Bauhaus Bash: Saturday November 3, immediately following performance at PianoForte. Join the company for this fundraising reception. Reception ticket price includes admission to Saturday performance.


The Hedwig Dances performances at the Dance Center are funded, in part, by The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.