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ATOM-r (Anatomical Theatres of Mixed Reality) in "Kjell Theøry." Photo: Grace Duval

Elevate Chicago Dance

October 20 and 21, 2017 • 7:30 p.m.  

This extraordinary festival of Chicago dance gathers choreographers from across the contemporary spectrum. Two distinct programs showcase the breadth of today's new dance, featuring performances by ATOM-r (Anatomical Theatres of Mixed Reality), Ayodele Drum & Dance, Hedwig Dances, Ayako Kato/Art Union Humanscape, Lucky Plush Productions, The Seldoms, and more. The Dance Center programs conclude several days of performances, studio showings and discussions across the city. Elevate Chicago Dance is produced by Chicago Dancemakers Forum, the leading area supporter of new dance development.          

Friday October 20
Anatomical Theatres of Mixed Reality (ATOM-r)
BraveSoul Movement
The Seldoms
Visceral Dance Chicago

Saturday October 21
Ayako Kato
Lucky Plush Productions
Hedwig Dances
Ayodele Drum & Dance

Additional Events

FamilyDance Matinee: Saturday, October 21  
with Ayodele Youth Program: Sesa Wo Suban + Ayodele Teen Collective
2:15 p.m. Workshop | 3 p.m. Matinee





Tickets: $30 Regular / $24 Seniors / $10 Students

FamilyDance Matinee: $15 Adults / Free for Children 12 and Under!



The Chicago Human Rhythm Project performances at the Dance Center are funded, in part, by The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

The Elevate Chicago Dance performances at the Dance Center are funded, in part, by The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

Elevate Chicago Dance is the culmination of a multi-year Regional Dance Development Initiative produced by Chicago Dancemakers Forum and New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA).  The project is made possible with funding from Reva and David Logan Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Chicago Park District/Night Out in the Parks, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, PERT Foundation, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation through NEFA’s National Dance Project.