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Malpaso Dance Company of Havana in "Despedida." Photo: David Garten.


The Dance Center is pleased to announce our 43rd Presenting Series season, an action-packed year featuring nine programs of great aesthetic diversity hailing from three continents, several Chicago premieres and three of our most treasured Chicago-based dance companies. To learn more about the season and the artists coming to our stage, visit our blog.


  Liz Gerring Dance Company makes its Chicago debut this April.

Liz Gerring Dance Company
April 6, 7 & 8, 2017 • 7:30 p.m.      

“[Liz Gerring’s Horizon] is a dance about effort and accomplishment…Horizon is a dance for heroes.” -

Don't miss this "exuberantly athletic" company in their Chicago debut!

2016 / 2017 Performance Season

Tadashi Endo |
Fukushima Mon Amour

Saturday, September 17, 2016 • 7:30 p.m.    

Lucky Plush Productions | Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of SuperStrip

September 29, 30 and                                     
October 1, 2016 • 7:30 p.m.   

Post Performance Conversation: Thursday, September 29
Pre Performance Talk: Friday, September 30 at 6:30 p.m.

The Seldoms | The Fifth

October 13, 14 and 15, 2016 • 7:30 p.m.    
Post Performance Conversation: Thursday, October 13
FamilyDance Workshop and Matinee: Saturday, October 15 2:15 p.m. Workshop; 3:00 p.m. Matinee

nora chipaumire | portrait of myself as my father

October 20, 21 and 22, 2016 • 7:30 p.m.    
Post Performance Conversation: Thursday, October 20
Pre Performance Talk with Raquel Monroe and Tommy DeFrantz: Friday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Tere O’Connor Dance | UndersweetTranscendental Daughter

November 3, 4 and 5, 2016 • 7:30 p.m.     
Post Performance Conversation: Thursday, November 3
Pre Performance Talk: Friday, November 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Ballet de Lorraine |
Sounddance + Fabrications + Untitled Partner #3

February 18, 2017 • 7:30 p.m.                  
February 19, 2017 • 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Performing at the Edlis Neeson Theater at the MCA Stage | 220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago

Malpaso Dance Company of Havana | Featuring Indomitable Waltz by Aszure Barton

March 9, 10 and 11, 2017 • 7:30 p.m.       
Post Performance Conversation: Thursday, March 9
Pre Performance Talk: Friday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Liz Gerring Dance Company | Horizon

April 6, 7 and 8, 2017 • 7:30 p.m.            
Post Performance Conversation: Thursday, April 6
Pre Performane Talk: Friday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m.


Spring • April 14–15, 2017

Special Note

CHICAGO HUMAN RHYTHM PROJECT | February 23, 24 and 25, 2017
We regret that Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) has announced the cancellation of its performances February 23–25, 2017 at the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago. CHRP and the Dance Center are discussing potential new dates later in 2017. Dance Center subscribers and single ticket buyers who selected tickets to CHRP's February performances will be contacted by letter with options for replacement or refund of their tickets. For more information about CHRP’s upcoming activities, visit

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