Thodos continues to foster dancemakers

Faultless by Diana WinfreeFor 14 years, Thodos Dance Chicago has cultivated new dance creation by collectively helping launch the choreographic careers of more than 70 Chicago-based artists through its renowned New Dances series, Chicago’s earliest and most comprehensive in-house choreography series.


2015 marks the 15th consecutive year Thodos’ New Dances engages its current ensemble members with the special opportunity to step backstage and call their own shots as choreographers and directors.


In addition to eight exciting and diverse brand new works created from within, each year company founder Melissa Thodos handpicks a guest choreographer from the dance community at large to create a new work for the project. For 2015, the invited guest choreographer for the 15th anniversary of New Dances is Brian McGinnis, who had a professional performance career with Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Elisa Monte Dance, Parsons Dance Company and Buglisi Dance Theatre. 


Be part of an amazing evening of new dance discovery when eight of Chicago’s top emerging dance artists, plus guest choreographer Brian McGinnis, are given the opportunity to create and premiere their own works at Thodos Dance Chicago’s 15th Anniversary New Dances series, set for Saturday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 
July 19 at 3 p.m. at the Athenaeum Theatre, located at 2936 N. Southport, Chicago. Tickets are $35; $28 for students and seniors; $20 industry (dancers and teachers); $10 for children 12 and under and for groups of 10 or more. For tickets, visit or call the Athenaeum box office at (773) 935-6875.


Photo: Thodos’ New Dances presented Faultless by Diana Winfree in 2014. Photo by Cheryl Mann.