Get ready to shimmy, shake and let loose Chicagoans—because April marks our city’s Dance Month! Sponsored by Audience Architects, a non-profit organization dedicated to dance, Chicago Dance Month aims to highlight the artistic richness and diversity of the city’s dance community.
In explaining the inspiration behind this artistic initiative, Audience Architects Executive Director Heather Hartley said, “with National Dance Week coming up [April 28 - May 5], this is the ideal moment to launch Chicago Dance Month and introduce Chicagoans and visitors to the tremendous dance our city has to offer.”
Through Chicago Dance Month, Audience Architects will promote an abundance of performances, dance classes and other events in collaboration with organizations such as the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, The Old Town School of Folk Music, and the National Dance Foundation. For the month-long calendar fully of exciting dance events, please click here.
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The Joffrey Ballet will present its beautiful adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Othello this spring. The dramatic tale of the Venetian Moor, his beloved Desdemona, and the conniving Iago, who will stop at nothing to usurp Othello will be told through passionate and powerful contemporary dance.
Set to a commanding score by Academy Award winner Elliot Goldenthal and performed live by The Chicago Philharmonic, breathtaking costumes, elaborate multi-media projections and unparalleled dancing choreographed by Lar Lubovitch await you with your last chances to see the Joffrey’s production of Othello.
The company is also offering a chance to meet the artists involved in the event. More information on this opportunity can be found here. Performances will run from April 24-May 5. Tickets can be purchased on the Joffrey Ballet website.
Even if you’re too young to remember Motown Records in its heyday, you’re at least old enough to appreciate it’s contribution to the music of the past century.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see the music of Motown get its groove on!
The Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, under the artistic leadership of Laurie Eisenhower, will be celebrating the great music that made Motown famous. Motown in Motion salutes the classic music in a playful, theatrical way.
The performance will include dance vignettes performed to recordings from top Motown artists like Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and many more.
The performance takes place at the Auditorium Theatre on Sunday, April 14 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $35. Click here for more information on the performance.