10th annual Chicago Dancing Festival – Aug 23-27

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Chicago Dancing Festival


Tuesday, August 23 – 7:00 pm

“Opening Night Celebration”

At the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway


Featuring: Stars of American Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, Pennsylvania Ballet (CDF debut performance), The Joffrey Ballet



Wednesday, August 24 – 6:00 pm or 8:00 pm

“Modern Men”

At the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue


Featuring: Aszure Barton + Artists, Brian Brooks, Joshua Beamish (CDF debut performance), Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener (CDF debut performance), Rennie Harris Pure Movement.


This is the first time the Chicago Dancing Festival will present an entire evening dedicated to “Modern Men” featuring performances by all male dancers.



Thursday, August 25 –7:30 pm

“Dancing at the Harris”

At the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Street


Featuring: Aszure Barton + Artists, Martha Graham Dance Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The Joffrey Ballet, Rennie Harris Pure Movement



Friday, August 26 – 5:30 pm

“Planet Chicago”

At Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue


Featuring: Forward Momentum Chicago (CDF debut performance), Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago, Natya Dance Theatre, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Gingarte Capoeira (CDF debut performance), Chicago Samba (CDF debut performance).


This is the first time Chicago Dancing Festival will present programming at Navy Pier as well as programming devoted entirely to Chicago-based ensembles. Planet Chicago” will begin at Polk Bros Park before inviting audience members to join a rhythmic processional along the Pier’s outdoor stages with a culminating performance at Polk Bros Fountain and Plaza.



Saturday, August 27 – 7:30 pm

“Dancing Under the Stars”

At Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph Street


Featuring: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The Joffrey Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, The Royal Ballet’s Francesca Hayward and Marcelino Sambé, Rennie Harris Pure Movement plus first-time collaboration with Dancers United featuring members of Chicago Repertory Ballet, DanceWorks Chicago, Giordano Dance Chicago, The Joffrey Ballet, Visceral Dance Chicago, Winifred Haun & Dancers (new work by world-renowned choreographer Randy Duncan).


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