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Chicago Dancing Festival

Aug 18–20, 2008

Following the phenomenal success of the inaugural 2007 Chicago Dancing Festival featuring dancers from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theater, Ballet Florida, Complexions Dance Company, Muntu Dance Theater, San Francisco Ballet and The Joffrey Ballet, the Chicago Dancing Company announces expanded programming for August 18-20, 2008

Modern Dance Lecture Demonstration
MCA Stage, Museum of Contemporary Art
Tuesday, August 19 at 6 pm
FREE, registration recommended

Tickets for this program are available through the
MCA Box Office 312.397.4010
or buy tickets online

Janet Eilber and Carla Maxwell, artistic directors of Martha Graham Dance Company and the Limón Dance Company respectively, engage in a discussion and show archival film of their companies’ works. The evening also includes excerpts, performed live, by both legendary companies.

Additional Chicago Dancing Festival programs include:

20th Century Masters Performance Event
Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E Randolph Dr
Monday, August 18 at 7:30 pm
The Martha Graham Dance Company and Limón Dance Company perform landmark works by their legendary founders, Martha Graham and José Limón. The evening also features works by Jerome Robbins and other notable American choreographers performed by dancers from some of America’s most respected dance companies, including Oregon Ballet Theatre.

A Celebration of American Dance Performance Event
Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park
Wednesday, August 20 at 7:30 pm

This free performance event includes an all-star lineup of dancers from some of the coutnry’s most acclaimed dance companies, including Chicago’s own Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, the Joffrey Ballet, and Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago, and also includes the Chicago premiere of Ballet Tech Kids Dance performing Eliot Feld’s choreography. American Ballet Theatre’s Yuriko Kajiya and Jared Matthews also return.