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Chicago Dance Month

Celebrate our city’s dance scene during Chicago Dance Month! This second annual month-long event includes dance performances, master classes and more.

Thematically, Chicago Dance Month 2014 connects many of these events through the rubric of “Open Doors, Open Spaces,” a construct that illuminates Chicago’s rich dance tapestry, while simultaneously celebrating the venues, artists, and unique spaces that contribute to the ongoing and growing diversity of Chicago’s dance scene.  The month-long celebration culminates and extends into the first week of May in honor of National Dance Week, April 27-May 4.

Open Doors     Artists and companies host behind the scenes access into intimate rehearsal settings, in many cases sharing excerpts of new works with attendees.

  • April 10: Ensemble Espanol Dance Theater Youth Company Open Rehearsal
    Northeastern Illinois University
    6 p.m.
  • April 12: Hyde Park School of Dance Open Rehearsal
    First Unitarian Church
    3 p.m.
  • April 24: Yoga & Dance Experience
    Ganesha Yogaand Adventures in Fitness
    5 p.m.
  • April 25: Lucky Plush Open Rehearsal
    Links Hall
    1 p.m.
  • April 26: Community Rhythms: A Celebration of Dance in the Parks
    Austin Town Hall Park
    10 a.m.
  • May 1: Contemporary Bharatanatyam In-Studio
    Soham Dance Space
    6 p.m.
  • May 2: Maud Le Pladec Artists & Process
    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
    12 p.m.

Open Spaces   A series of extended showcase events! Venues and artists open their performances spaces for multiple encounters over several hours, allowing attendees to drop in anytime and witness (and perhaps interact with) dancemakers who are exploring new ideas.

  • April 11: American Rhythm Center Class Sampler & Tap Jam
    American Rhythm Center
    6 p.m.
  • April 18: Aerial Dance Experience
    Aerial Dance Chicago
    11 a.m.
  • April 22: PIVOT 10 Occupies the MCA
    Harris Theater for Music and Dance
    12 p.m.



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