SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Dance performances, installations, workshops and discussions
Chicago Cultural Center78 East Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602
Shubukai’s Fujima Yoshinojo will perform her piece
“Reflections of Yu” at 3:30p.m.
in Claudia Cassidy Theater
– located on 2nd floor of Chicago Cultural Center
With Reduction Ensemble members
Tatsu Aoki, Jaime Kempkers, and Kioto Aoki
Free and open to the public
Elevate Chicago Dance 2018 is a day of performances plus installations, workshops and discussions by 45 Chicago dancemakers. The broadly defined theme of the day explores intersections between Dance, Space, Race, and Place. The Elevate Chicago Dance 2018 artists, through a diverse range of dance and interdisciplinary works, make connections with current ideas about the dynamics between race, social spaces, and personal and body histories. For artists as well as for public audiences, the cultural, political and architectural history of the Chicago Cultural Center building is a powerful setting for these relevant considerations. Dance performances will activate all the floors and multiple public areas of the landmark Chicago Cultural Center, including the Claudia Cassidy Theater, GAR Hall, the Dance Studio, and Preston Bradley Hall.
Elevate Chicago Dance 2018 is presented in partnership with the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) with additional support from the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation and many generous individuals.
The event is produced in connection with the Crystal Anniversary Brunch – Celebrating 15 Years of Chicago Dancemakers Forum.