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DanceWorks Chicago

ONE DAY ONLY: ChoreoLab Showcase featuring a cast of makers and movers from across the country...join us at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts from 1pm-2pm to see and support! And, if you are coming out, this is Air and Water Show Weekend, so plan your transportation/parking time accordingly!
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lab·o·ra·to·ry: a place providing opportunity for experimentation, observation, or practice in a field of study

Join us for the ChoreoLab Showcase at 1pm on Saturday in our home at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts! $10

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A photo of an instructor working with a dancer at Dance360 DayLab


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About Us

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 Julie Nakagawa and Brendan P. Behan, 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.