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Elevate Dance Chicago

Elevate Chicago Dance

A citywide festival with public performances and studio showings at nine creative spaces around the city, featuring close to forty Chicago choreographers and dance companies.

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Dance Center of Columbia College

1306 S. Michigan Ave. | Chicago, IL 

FamilyDance is a great way for families to see dance, share the experience and dance together.  One 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.  

​This special Elevate edition of FamilyDance features 
Ayodele Drum & Dance's youth program, Sesa Wo Suban.

​2:15pm - Workshop
3:00pm - Sesa Wo Suban Performance
$15 - Adult
FREE - Children 12 and under


The festival features two special performances at the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, featuring eight artists and companies that showcase the breadth of today's new dance in Chicago.  

Saturday's performance features Ayako Kato/Art Union Humanscape, Lucky Plush Productions, Hedwig Dances, and Ayodele Drum & Dance.

7:30pm - Concert
$30 - Standard Admission
$24 - Seniors


Elevate Chicago Dance marks the culmination of a multi-year Regional Dance Development Initiative produced by Chicago Dancemakers Forum and New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA).  It 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.