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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.

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nora chipaumire reflects on the ways an African artist might simultaneously be avant-garde and a guardian of the ancient. Read about her latest work, portrait of myself as my father, coming to the Dance Center!

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Curator’s Notes: nora chipaumire’s ‘portrait’
Curator Bonnie Brooks reflects on nora chipaumire's latest work -- one that is "confrontational, loaded and fierce to the eye, to the ear, to the heart," and on its unusual staging. >Read more

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 | Undersweet + Transcedental 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

Chicago Human Rhythm Project | BAM!

February 23, 24 and 25, 2017 • 7:30 p.m.   
Pre Performance Talk: Friday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m.
The American Tap Performance & Choreography Competition: Saturday, February 25 at 3:00 p.m.
FamilyDance Workshop & Matinee: Saturday, February 25 at 2:15 p.m. with admittance to the Competition

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.

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Subscribers enjoy a discount when ordering tickets to three or more events! Plus take advantage of special benefts like our flexible, no-fee ticket exchange policy for subscribers and 25% discount on all add-on tickets throughout the season. Design your own season by filling out our ticket order form and contacting the Box Office at 312-369-8330.

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.


Fall • November 11–12, 2016
Spring • April 14–15, 2017

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