Note: This article first appeared on Lincoln Park Patch by Shari Schmidt, and is republished with permission from the author. Shari Schmidt is a member of the 2014 Chicago Dancing Festival blog partners program.
The weather radar shows the rain moving over the Lake, so now is the time to get your picnic together and get ready for the final evening of the 2014 Chicago Dancing Festival.
One of the great things about this year’s Chicago Dancing Festival is the world premieres commissioned for specific dance troupes. So far audiences enjoyed the opening night world premier dance by Hubbard Street Chicago and the “Dances for Two” premier featuring Ron De Jesus and the Nexus Project. [August 23] After School Matters will perform the third world premier commissioned for the Chicago Dancing Festival.
It’s a testament to the Chicago Dancing Festival’s commitment to up-and-coming dancers that tonight’s world premier was created for a student program. In the final event, two student groups are highlighted -- After School Matters and The Julliard School -- right along world-renowned professionals from The Joffrey Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, the Washington Ballet and Rennie Harris Puremovement.
[The August 23rd show started] at 7:30 p.m. at the Millennium Park Pritzker Pavilion is the time to call friends and get ready for a wonderful evening of world-class dance.