March 23, 2021 //

Voice of Dance

Voice of Dance (DanceWorks Chicago) – DanceWorks Chicago’s “Voice of Dance” celebrates the power and beauty of bringing together a commUNITY of unique voices in the audience as well as on our virtual stage (the screen!) for the ultimate staycation: transporting oneself without leaving home. “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” …

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March 22, 2021 //

The Roots of Black Dance in America

The Roots of Black Dance in America (Joel Hall Dancers) – This performance delves into the roots of Black dance in America, from traditional African dance, to the social dances of the 20s, to concert jazz dance of today. Through audience participation and demonstrations, the audience will learn what separates Black dance from other dance forms, …

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Heartbeat of Japan

Heartbeat of Japan (Tsukasa Taiko) – The rich history of Japan comes alive through dynamic music and dance examples, embodying the centuries-old culture of this beautiful country. Audiences will be introduced to the thunderous roar of Taiko drums, the grace of classical dance, and the stories behind these traditional art forms. For All Ages Custom Live: …

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The Harmony of Korean Drumming and Dancing

The Harmony of Korean Drumming and Dancing (Korean Performing Arts Institute of Chicago) – Captivating artists illuminate the grace and power of traditional Korean drumming and dancing by demonstrating intricate performances. Harmony and its role in nature and the Korean arts is featured throughout. This dynamic performance will showcase four traditional styles including: (1) samulnori, a …

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March 12, 2021 //

Breakin’ It Down: Hip Hop History

Breakin’ It Down: Hip Hop History (Chicago Dance Crash) – From the dancers behind “History of Dance from Ballet to Breakdancing” comes this new and exciting show all about the world of hip hop dance! This interactive performance focuses on the history of various hip hop dance styles, including popping, waving, funk, breakdancing, and more. …

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September 24, 2018 //

Raivyn Jenkins

Raivyn Jenkins, a dancer, artist, social media specialist, and graduate of Illinois Media School, works as a dance teacher and choreographer for DancExcel Champion Center and as a teaching artist for Urban Gateways. Her artistry has taken her as far as New York City with Alvin Ailey’s Summer Intensive, performing in the Stellar Awards, and …

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July 27, 2018 //

Joel Hall Dancers

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Joel Hall, the Joel Hall Dancers have carried their unique yet universally accessible voice to venues that span the world. In June of 2010, the Joel Hall Dancers presented “Here’s to Life” which included six premiere works in addition to the re-staging of multiple works, including the critically acclaimed …

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The Roots of Black Dance in America

The Roots of Black Dance in America is now available as a Virtual Performance! Learn more and request Virtual Performances here >> Explore the evolution of black dance in America from traditional African to concert jazz dance seen today through dynamic performances and interactive elements. Through the course of the show, audiences will discover how …

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Korean Performing Arts Institute of Chicago

Korean Performing Arts Institute of Chicago is a 501(c)3, community-based cultural and educational organization. Primarily serving Chicago and the surrounding region, they are dedicated to developing and promoting traditional Korean cultural and performing arts. To meet its mission, the Korean Performing Arts Institute presents an array of programming, including classes for youth, workshops, educational presentations, …

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The Harmony of Korean Drumming and Dancing

Captivating artists illuminate the grace and power of traditional Korean drumming and dancing by demonstrating intricate performances. Harmony and its role in nature and the Korean arts is featured throughout. This dynamic performance will showcase four traditional styles including: Sul-janggu- rhythms of a janggu (hourglass drum); Samul-nori- playing of two metal instruments and two skin …

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