2014 Chicago Dancing Festival

Chicago Dancing Festival 2014

8th Season - August 20-23, 2014


Classics and Creations

Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Millennium Park, Chicago, IL

with Live Simulcast to Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 7:30pm

The 8th annual Chicago Dancing Festival, featuring top dance companies from across the country – free admission – kicks off with “Classics and Creations”.  Program includes The Joffrey Ballet, The Julliard School, Stars of American Ballet, The Martha Graham Dance Company and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago performing a new work by Kyle Abraham.


Stars of American Ballet ^^

Fancy Free by Jerome Robbins


Guest Artists from The Joffrey Ballet

Bells – excerpts by Yuri Possokhov ++


Martha Graham Dance Company

Errand into the Maze by Martha Graham


Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Counterpoint  by Kyle Abraham **


The Julliard School

The Jig Is Up by Eliot Feld


Dances for Two

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Friday, August 22, 2014 – 6:00pm & 8:00pm             

An evening celebrating duets. Featuring dancers from The Joffrey Ballet, The Martha Graham Dance Company, Adam Barruch and Chelsea Bonosky, Pam Tanowitz Dance, The Nexus Project with Michael Rodriguez and Benjamin Wardell performing a new commission by Ron De Jesus.


Martha Graham Dance Company

Errand into the Maze by Martha Graham


The Nexus Project ^^

As Above So Below  by Ron De Jesus **


Guest Artists from The Joffrey Ballet

Bells – excerpts by Yuri Possokhov ++


Guest Artists from Pam Tanowitz Dance ^^

Passagen by Pam Tanowitz ++


Guest Artists from Adam Barruch Dance

Belladona - excerpts by Adam Barruch with Chelsea Bonosky


Celebration of Dance

Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago, IL

Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 7:30pm


The stunning grand finale take place under the stars in an unforgettable evening of the finest in dance including Festival Commission with After School Matters and Darrell Grand Moultrie and the Festival debut of Rennie Harris Puremovement.  


After School Matters

Cyclic Connections  by Darrell Grand Moultrie **


The Joffrey Ballet

Nine Sinatra Songs by Twyla Thap


Rennie Harris Pure Movement ^^

Students  Of The Asphalt Jungle by Lorenzo (Rennie) Harris


Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

with Third Coast Percussion

Falling Angels by Jiri Kylián ++ 


The Stars of the Washington Ballet

Le Corsaire pas de deux by Marius Petipa


The Julliard School

The Jig Is Up by Eliot Feld



**Originally Commissioned by Chicago Dancing Company NFP for the Chicago Dancing Festival 
++ Presented with live music 
^^ Chicago Dancing Festival Debut