The Dance Center at Columbia College Chicago Presents 3 Performances for Spring 2022
The Dance Center at Columbia College Chicago has announced its Spring 2022 season, which includes Eiko Otake, Sara Juli, and premiere commissioned work from four Chicago choreographers from the Chicago Artists Performance Platform (CAPP)—Keyierra Collins, Orlando De León Jr., Keisha Janae, and Vershawn Sanders-Ward. The Dance Center is proud to be supporting the creation of new work from four local choreographers. The group is working in an intensive mentorship practice with choreographer Bebe Miller, and her longtime collaborator and Dance Center faculty member Darrell Jones.
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago is the city’s leading presenter of contemporary dance, showcasing artists of regional, national, and international significance. The Dance Center has been named “Chicago’s Best Dance Theatre” by Chicago magazine, “Best Dance Venue” by the Chicago Reader and Chicago’s top dance venue by Newcity. Time Out Chicago cited it as “…consistently offering one of Chicago’s strongest lineups of contemporary and experimental touring dance companies.”
Director of the Dance Presenting Series Ellen Chenoweth notes, “We have been rebuilding our commissioning practice thanks to support from the Driehaus Foundation and it feels particularly important to help in the development of new dance creations however we can at the moment. There is such incredible talent in the dance worlds of Chicago and I can’t wait to see what these artists create. The fact that they are all alums of the Dance Center adds an extra layer of richness.”
Performance details for the 2022 season are as follows:
Eiko Otake’s, The Duet Project: Distance is Malleable will run February 11-12, 2022. Performances begin at 7:30 PM and last 60 minutes. A post-performance discussion will follow the February 11 performance.
Chicago Artists Performance Platform (CAPP)’s South Loop Spark Plug will run March 11-12, 2022. Performances begin at 7:30. A post-performance discussion with the choreographers will follow the March 11 performance.
Sara Juli’s Burnt-Out Wife will run April 22-23, 2022. Performances begin at 7:30 PM and last 50 minutes. A post-performance discussion will follow the April 22 performance.
General admission tickets for all shows are $30. Tickets for students at any institution are $10, and tickets for dance industry members and Columbia faculty and staff are $15.
Tickets are on sale now and are available online at dance.colum.edu or at the Dance Center box office. The box office can be reached at 312-369-8330 and is open Tuesday – Friday, 1-8pm, Saturday, 2-4pm, and two hours before each performance.