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Thanks, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, for hosting a progressive version of DanceBytes this afternoon, starting in the lobby and moving upwards through the building. Dancers, you left it all on the floor. Merci. Shannon Alvis, your creative guiDANCE is appreciated. Audience, thank you for your energy and support! TeaGschwendner US, thanks for the sips to go along with the Bytes. SEASON !! ... See MoreSee Less

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DWC field trip: dress rehearsal of The Pearl Fishers at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. This jewel of a production features choreography by John Malashock of Malashock Dance & The Malashock Dance School, and includes DWC alum Ginny Ngo and Jimi Loc Nguyen among the cast of wonderful dancers!
TOI TOI TOI for Sunday's opening!!
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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.