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Chicago Dance Crash, photo by Emily Coughlin.

Chicago Dance Crash

February 19, 20 & 21, 2015  | 8:00PM  

"Crash brings a compelling mixture of ballet, breakdancing, hip hop, martial arts and dangerous acrobatics into seamless alignment." - Chicago Tribune

“…a marvelously cohesive and physically fearless group.” – Chicago Sun-Times

Named the Readers Choice “Best Dance Company” in 2009 and one of the best companies to debut in the last two decades by NewCity, Chicago Dance Crash has risen to be a formidable stable in Chicago’s dance scene. The self-professed fusion company, directed by Jessica Deahr, merges street forms, hip-hop, breaking, martial arts, modern, jazz and ballet with a high degree of athleticism. Perhaps known best for their full evening dance-theater works – Tribulation and the Domination Squad (2005), Ghost Play (2006), Gotham City (2012), The Cotton Mouth Club (2013) – and for their Keeper of The Floor dance battles, the Crash’s Dance Center premiere will be a program of mixed repertoire including a new work choreographer by former Hubbard Street Dance Chicago dancer Ben Wardell.


Additional Events


Post-Performance Conversation with Company               

Thursday, February 19, 2014 | immediately following the performance


FamilyDance Workshop & Matinee                                     

Saturday, February 21, 2015 | 2:15PM

FamilyDance is a great way for families to see dance, share the experience and dance together. A 45-minute family-oriented matinee performance follows a 30-minute (optional) hands-on movement workshop for children and adults on The Dance Center’s stage. FREE for children 12 and under, $15 for adults. No experience is necessary.



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Sponsors                                

Chicago Dance Crash’s performances at The Dance Center are funding, in part, by The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.