UPDATE—> DanceWorks Chicago is grateful to have partnered with the Lou Conte Dance Studio on DanceChance, since January 2014. Thank you, LCDS, for providing a home when we didn’t have one. With the closing of the Lou Conte Dance Studio, DanceChance is going on the road and heading to screens in your home! Yup, DanceChance is going virtual!
DanceChance is a one-hour event designed to offer opportunities for choreographers to show their work informally, create a forum for dialogue among artists, and build audience for dance. Inspired by the concept of open-mic night, DanceChance is held once a month and features 3 choreographers chosen by chance, each of whom has a 15-minute time slot to share their work. To round out the hour, the final 15-minute segment is a moderated meet-the-artist session providing an opportunity for choreographers to discuss their work and process as well as time for the audience to ask questions. At the end of each DanceChance, the next trio of participants is chosen from names submitted by choreographers in attendance.
DanceWorks Chicago is inspired to continue to experiment with this program to encourage creativity and a sense of adventure on the part of artists and audience and to create space for communities to learn more about each other. Let’s build those muscles of courage and creativity together!
Please join us in our efforts to support local artists and global audiences! From a Virtual DanceChance audience member: Thank you all for sharing and taking the leap to try new formats, concepts, and ideas! ❤️ I feel so inspired.
Choreographers: Francesca Baron, Sophie Allen, Mandy Milligan
Guest moderator: Drew Lewis, Chicago-native, dog-lover, and dance-maker
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.