CHICAGO, Tuesday, February 5, 2013. The line-up for Chicago's highly anticipated Music + Movement Festival was announced this morning at the Chicago Auditorium Theatre Press Conference. Some of Chicago's most talented performers will be taking the stage in the five-month-long Music + Movement Festival festival featuring ground-breaking dance paired with live music that kicks off this month and continues through June.
Auditorium Theatre Executive Director Brett Batterson describes the scope of the festival saying “From contemporary and classical rhythms to Afro-jazz and hip-hop—from established dancers and musicians to up-and-coming artists—the diversity displayed throughout this festival will offer something for everyone and give artists the chance to develop their skills in new and exciting ways.”
Ten Chicago dance companies including Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center’s Bryant Ballet, DanceWorks Chicago, Full Effect Entertainment Theatrical Dance Company, Joel Hall Dancers, Kalapriya Dance Company, Kuumba Lynx, Mexican Dance Ensemble and Thodos Dance Chicago are paired with musicians ranging from students honing their skills to esteemed international musicians.
The Music + Movement Festival, was made possible by generous grants from The Chicago Community Trust, The Boeing Company and The Joyce Foundation.
Here is the line-up:
THODOS DANCE CHICAGO with AMANDA BATTERSON , Thursday, February 28 | 6:00pm.
CERQUA RIVERA DANCE THEATRE with JAMES SANDERS, STU GREENSPAN and JOE CERQUA, Saturday, March 2 | 7:30pm.
KALAPRIYA DANCE COMPANY with LYON LEIFER, SARA RANAGATHAN and RAVI IYER, Sunday, March 24 | 3:00pm.
FULL EFFECT ENTERTAINMENT THEATRICAL DANCE COMPANY with MICHAEL GREEN and RODNEY BAKERR , Sunday, March 24 | 4:30pm.
KUUMBA LYNX with URBAN ASPIRATIONS , Sunday, March 24 | 6:00 pm.
CHICAGO HUMAN RHYTHM PROJECT with GREG SPERO , Thursday, April 4 | 6:00pm.
JOEL HALL DANCERS with CHARLES HEATH , Thursday, April 4 | 7:30pm.
CHICAGO MULTI-CULTURAL DANCE CENTER’s BRYANT BALLET with SYLVIA and MIGUEL DE LA CERNA, Sunday, April 7 | 3:00pm.
MEXICAN DANCE ENSEMBLE with FEATURED MEXICAN FOLK MUSICIANS, Sunday, April 7 | 4:30pm.
DANCEWORKS CHICAGO with PAUL WERTICO , Sunday, April 7 | 6:00pm.
RIVER NORTH DANCE CHICAGO with ORBERT DAVIS’ CHICAGO JAZZ PHILHARMONIC “HAVANA BLUE”, Saturday, April 13 | 8:00pm.
MUSIC + MOVEMENT SHOWCASE with GIORDANO DANCE CHICAGO and LUNA NEGRA DANCE THEATER, Wednesday, May 15 | 7:30pm.
For a detailed schedule, please visit the Auditorium Theatre.
Tickets and passes.
Tickets are available online at AuditoriumTheatre.org/musicandmovement, by calling (800) 982-ARTS (2787) or in-person at the Auditorium’s Box Office (50 E Congress Pkwy). In addition, there will be free community performances through June in select locations around Chicago, TBA.