The Dance Center Columbia College Chicago

Student Performance Night - featuring student choreography - is coming up April 17 & 18, 2014.

The Dance Center's comprehensive curriculum offers access to world-class guest artists, incredible faculty, a nationally recognized dance performance season, and real-life experience. Our students become part of Chicago's thriving arts community and develop distinctive artistic voices. As a student, you will be challenged.

Are you ready?

Coming up: Student Performance Night - April 17-18, 2014

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An incredible season, read what the critics said:
"Rough, unassumingly athletic movement — marked by sudden delicate gestures"

"Every once in a while, if you are lucky and open to it, you are witness to a work of art that is utterly transformational."

"Extremely fresh, full of spontaneity and passionate rhythm."

"Pushing the movement vocabulary to places it has not been before."

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Dance Center Faculty Member Taisha Paggett performs in the 2014 Whitney Biennial

Guest lecturer to The Dance Center, taisha paggett, a Los Angeles-based artist whose work bridges the fields of visual art and dance, performs a durational work at the 2014 Whitney Biennial.  From April 16–20, her performance will appear during Museum Hours in the Anne & Joel Ehrenkranz Gallery, Museum Lobby at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Philadelphia breaker Raphael Xavier's recent residency at The Dance Center

Philadelphia rapper, breakdancer, choreographer, and producer Raphael Xavier recently visited The Dance Center to premiere his newest work The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance.  While he was here, he taught, participated in panels, led workshops, and hosted an MC Battle as part of a festival called B-Real: A Look Inside Urban Movements.

B-Real: A Look Inside Urban Movements in the News!

The Dance Center in the News: The Chicago Reader and The Chicago Tribune focus on The Dance Center's B-Real Festival with highlights on Compagnie Käfig and Raphael Xavier...

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