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Giordano Dance Chicago

Closer Than Ever

February 4, 5 & 6, 2016 | 7:30PM    

 “, energetic and technically dazzling – par for the course with Giordano.” -- Art Intercepts

“Every second is polished to a brilliant shine.” -- SeeChicagoDance

America’s original jazz dance company, Giordano Dance Chicago, returns to The Dance Center for the first time in 37 years celebrating its 53rd season. The company’s intimate and “Closer Than Ever” program on The Dance Center stage includes the aggressive Exit4 choreographed by internationally renowned Roni Koresh (born and raised in Israel, now based in Philadelphia), and the whirlwind Shirt Off My Back from Broadway performer Ray Mercer. The company also offers a FamilyDance Matinee, featuring a free workshop with the artists for parents and children followed by a family-oriented performance. 

Additional Events

POST-PERFORMANCE CONVERSATION                                 

Thursday, February 4, 2016



Friday, February 5, 2016 | 6:30PM



Saturday, February 6, 2016    

2:15 PM Workshop; 3:00PM Matinee Performance

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 younger, $15 for adults. No experience is necessary.




$30 / $24 Seniors
Purchase tickets online.

Family Dance Matinee:
$15 / Children 12 and younger - FREE
Purchase tickets online.


Giordano Dance Chicago’s performances at The Dance are funded, in part, by The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council Agency and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.