Chicago Dancing Festival Team Member Bio: Benjamin Hooson

Hi all you dance festival fans out there! This update is coming to you from the Chicago Dancing Festival’s new intern, Benjamin. I’m currently a senior at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where I primarily study new video technology. I’m very excited to gain more experience in arts administration through this internship; and with my background in the performing arts and long-time love for dance, I’m thrilled to be part of the team! As we draw closer to the Festival’s opening events, I’ll be posting more regular updates on our company blog, Twitter, and Facebook! Everyone here at CDF is excited to help make this, our 5th Anniversary, our best Festival season yet!

The dance lineup this year is diverse and exhilarating, with many of the nation’s most esteemed companies performing the works of some of the most legendary choreographers in history. You won’t have to be a dance buff to appreciate and marvel at these spectacular performances that will grace some of the city’s finest stages this August. So even if you’re not a dance aficionado and aren’t sure what to expect, at least expect to be WOWed!

Things are starting to speed up here in the CDF office at the Museum of Contemporary Art. We are working diligently to ensure that everything will run smoothly at each of our eight free events this year. It’s been a real privilege working with the staff here and getting to know the world of the Chicago Dancing Festival.

So far my work here has focused on doing research for the Festival website and program to further inform you about the dance companies, their dancers, the choreographers, and the dances themselves that will be featured in this year’s Festival, so stay tuned for more updates!

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