"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.
Thursday, February 19, 2014 | immediately following the performance
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.
Chicago Dance Crash’s performances at The Dance Center are funding, in part, by the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.