Chicago Dancing Festival 2013 Schedule #ShareTheDance

Chicago Dancing Festival @ Jay Pritzker Pavilion

As we mentioned earlier this week, we’re partnering with the Chicago Dancing Festival once again.  This year’s lineup looks really interesting.

I’m really excited to see the Brooks Moving Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Lar Lubovitch Dance Company once again. Based on previous seasons, I really enjoyed the works they’ve performed in the past.  They typically focus on modern dance pieces, which I seem to prefer.

Companies I haven’t seen yet, which look fascinating, include Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

At any rate, here is the lineup as of now. Please note, schedules are subject to change at the last-minute.  The schedule is quite diverse, which is a good sign because it means the festival is maturing and attracting a greater variety of dance companies. In addition, some performances will include live performers. We’re gathering details about the musicians and hope to share information early next week.

Tickets are scheduled to be released the week of July 14 (next week). We’ll post details over the weekend, so stay tuned.  In the meantime, you can take a look at the schedule below. Start planning now to get your tickets, they are all free and will go quickly.

Tuesday, August 20, 7:30 pm – “The Harris at 10! Anniversary Special”

Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive

  • Brian Brooks of Brian Brooks Moving Company, I’m Going to Explode by Brian Brooks
  • Chicago Human Rhythm Project, In the beginning…^ by Lane Alexander and Bril Barrett (Premiere)
  • Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Little mortal jump by Alejandro Cerrudo
  • The Joffrey Ballet, Son of Chamber Symphony by Stanton Welch
  • Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Crisis Variations+ by Lar Lubovitch
  • Brooklyn Mack from the Washington Ballet and Tamako Miyazaki from Columbia Classical Ballet/Dortmund Ballet, pas de deux from Diana and Actaeon by Agrippina Vaganova.

Wednesday, August 21, 6:30 pm – “Solitaire – A Game of Dance” (Gala Performance & Benefit)

Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Avenue

The Chicago Dancing Festival celebrates seven years with its annual Gala, an evening celebrating solo artists from the world of classical, contemporary, Bharata Natyam and Flamenco dance.  This fundraising benefit includes a performance and benefit with an opportunity to mingle with many of this year’s participating artists.

Tickets are $250 per person and can be purchased by emailing info@chicagodancingfestival.com.  Space is limited.

Thursday, August 22, 7:30 pm – “Dancing in Chicago”

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater* in residence at Northeastern Illinois University, Bolero by Dame Libby Komaiko

  • Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, piece to be announced
  • The Joffrey Ballet, Episode 31^ by Alexander Ekman (Chicago Premiere)
  • Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Transparent Things+ by Lar Lubovitch

Friday, August 23, 6 pm and 8 pm – “Solitaire – A Game of Dance” (The Art of the Solo)

Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Avenue

  • Samuel Lee Roberts of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, In/Side by Robert Battle
  • Brian Brooks of Brian Brooks Moving Company, I’m Going to Explode by Brian Brooks
  • Camille A. Brown of Camille A. Brown & Dancers, The Real Cool (a solo excerpt from Mr. Tol E. Rance) by Camille A. Brown
  • Julia Hinojosa of Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater*+, Ensueños de mi Caribe by Julia Hinojosa
  • Johnny McMillan, David Schultz and Jonathan Fredrickson of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, PACOPEPEPLUTO by Alejandro Cerrudo
  • Victoria Jaiani of The Joffrey Ballet, The Dying Swan by Mikhail Fokine
  • Krithika Rajagopalan of Natya Dance Theatre*, Sthithihi by Krithika Rajagopalan

Saturday, August 24, 7:30 pm – “Celebration of Dance”

Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph Street

  • Samuel Lee Roberts of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, In/Side by Robert Battle
  • Chicago Human Rhythm Project, In the beginning…^ by Lane Alexander and Bril Barrett
  • Giordano Dance Chicago, Two Become Three by Alexander Ekman (2012 CDF Commission)
  • Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater*, Bolero by Dame Libby Komaiko
  • The Joffrey Ballet, Interplay by Jerome Robbins
  • Philadanco*, Wake Up by Rennie Harris
  • Brooklyn Mack from the Washington Ballet and Tamako Miyazaki from Columbia Classical Ballet, pas de deux from Diana and Actaeon by Agrippina Vaganova.

All programs are subject to change.

*CDF Debut

^CDF Commission

+Presented with live music

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