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'Play/Pause,' Susan Marshall & Company, photo by Rosalie O'Connor, 2012.

Susan Marshall & Company

"For three decades, The Dance Center has been a special place for my company. Engagement with a project from its inception, the care extended to our company during our time in Chicago, the involved dance community, and especially our lively engagement with students and audiences, all make it clear that a committed interest in dance drives everything at The Dance Center."  - Susan Marshall

Play/Pause (World Premiere)

SEPTEMBER 19, 20 & 21, 2013 | 8:00 PM  

Marshall is a fresh, original, powerful voice.” — The Boston Globe

One of the most significant choreographers today” — The New York Times

Play/Pause is a new full-evening work by Susan Marshall embracing the collision of high art and pop culture, raiding and transforming popular dance forms and structures from the YouTube zeitgeist. Set to a commissioned score by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer David Lang performed live by members of the percussion and guitar ensemble Dither and mixed with recorded music, Marshall’s latest work is the ultimate mash-up: postmodern dance theatre meets indie rock on both real and virtual stages.


Crossover at Hyde Park Art Center's ArtBAR

Monday September 16, 2013 | 6:00-9:00PM

As part of The Dance Center's audience & community engagements, the 40th season will kickstart with accalimed choreographer Susan Marshall as part of a unique and immersive conversation and participatory event on the south side of Chicago. Crossover will be held at Hyde Park Art Center on Monday, September 16th from 6pm - 9pm.  A free public and interactive event, Crossover is an exciting hybrid of two partnering programs - Audience Architects' Moving Dialogs series and Hyde Park Art Center's ArtBAR. In a world where contemporary realities and art are constantly colliding, this ArtBAR Moving Dialog welcomes questions & thoughts surrounding crossover forms that defy categorization. Ms. Marshall will be present for the discussion portion which will begin around 7:30pm and will be joined by other local Chicago artists. >Download more information

Dancemakers Session

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | 10:00AM –12:00PM
American Rhythm Center, 3rd Floor, Fine Arts Building at 410 S Michigan Ave.

Post-Performance Conversation

Thursday, September 19, 2013


Pre-Performance Talk With Susan Marshall

Friday, September 20, 2013 | 7:00PM

Friends of The Dance Center 40th Season Opening Post-Performance Party with Susan Marshall & Company

Friday, September 20, 2013
By invitation only


Photo Images

Press downloads of images can be found on Flickr. Simply click Dance Center link to Flickr set and click on desired image.  Right click and select size of download.


The Dance Center's presentation of Susan Marshall & Company is funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew Mellon Foundation. The Dance Center’s presentation of Susan Marshall & Company is funded, in part, by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew Mellon Foundation.