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Mentorship Monday with Lou Conte!
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DanceChance returns to Lou Conte Dance Studio next Friday,September 29! See what choreographers Courtney Darllington, Renee Boehlke, and Nick Spaeth have been up to, and remember to visit the community table to sign up for the free drawing to win tickets to see our friends at Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater, Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak, Taylor 2, and Visceral Dance Chicago! ... See MoreSee Less

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Our commitment is to “Community” not “Company”, the Participatory, rather than the Proprietary. And having chosen this route, we are building a more robust dance community.

DanceWorks Chicago is committed to build a foundation for the individual artistic growth of dancers and choreographers, providing a laboratory from which early career artists propel themselves and the art form to a new level through training, collaboration, mentorship, and performance. Led with integrity by the recognized team of Andreas Böttcher and Julie Nakagawa, DanceWorks Chicago fills a niche in the dance ecosystem investing in and shining a spotlight on the individual artists. Dancers are encouraged to explore their technical capability as well as their artistic curiosity in an individualized and deeply personal approach with the goal of nurturing passionate, articulate artists able to make meaningful contributions to the art form. Choreographically, we look to uncover new voices while also embracing opportunities to connect with more established choreographers providing mentorship and perspective for all involved.
Welcoming the public to engage with the DanceWorks family to build context around the work of art is both our pleasure and our duty as a good dance citizen.