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Student Choreography Showcase

Fri, Oct 24, 2014
ChiArts Black Box, Room 226

On Friday, October 24th, at 6 and 7:30pm, advanced students in ChiArts' Dance Conservatory will be showcasing original choreographic works that have been set on their peers. The works were crafted and developed with the support of ChiArts instructors and guest mentors from DanceWorks Chicago and Thodos Dance Chicago.

Attendees should enter the building at Door #3.

Tickets will be live at 5pm on October 18th.  Order tickets early, as they will likely sell out!

 


Curtain Call Festival: Dance

Thu, May 01, 2014
Benito Juarez Community Academy, 1450 - 1510 W. Cermak Road

2014 Curtain Call Festival: Dance

Witness highlights from the year as freshmen, sophomores and juniors showcase top-work in one jam-packed evening of dance.


ChiArts Student Showcase at Auditorium Theater

Fri, Apr 11, 2014
Auditorium Theater, 50 E. Congress Parkway

Don't miss our musicians and dancers performing at the world-class Auditorium Theater.

Click here to learn more about this very exciting partnership or to purchase tickets.


Senior Dance Showcase

Thu, Apr 03, 2014
Benito Juarez Community Academy, 1450 - 1510 W. Cermak Road

In a thrilling evening of dance, come enjoy our senior class of dancers debut new works and gifted pieces of choreography from our generous Arts Partners. The showcase will be the final opportunity to catch most of these students in action and is not to be missed!

 


Winter Dance Showcase

Thu, Jan 30, 2014
Benito Juarez Community Academy, 1450 - 1510 W. Cermak Road


Student Choreography Workshop

Fri, Oct 25, 2013
ChiArts East Auditorium, 535 E. 35th

After surviving a rigorous application process and with only eight days to set their pieces, our student choreographers each set out to craft a compelling original composition.  With the aid of their peers as performers and a professional mentor to guide and support their vision, each of these incredibly gifted young choreographers has yielded a piece you do not want to miss.

Congratulations to our choreographers: De'ja Agee, Niani Bailey, Kenedie Campbell, Breanna Dorsey, Darius Malone and Austin Rhett.

And special thanks to our mentors: Liv Schaffer (DanceWorks Chicago), Patrick Ingram (Inaside Chicago Dance), Angela Dice Nguyen (DanceWorks Chicago), Joshua Ishmon (Deeply Rooted Dance Theater), Sarah Stockman (DanceWorks Chicago),  Peter Gaona (Independant Choreographer), Matt Wenckowski (DanceWorks Chicago), Keon Nickie (Deeply Rooted Dance Theater), Marco Huicochea (DanceWorks Chicago), Jarrett Kelly (Deeply Rooted Dance Theater), Greg Blackmon (DanceWorks Chicago) and Diana Campos (Joel Hall Dancers).


Curtain Call: Dance

Sat, Jun 01, 2013

The Dance Conservatory's Curtain Call performance will be an end-of-the-year demonstration of the dancers' technical and artistic growth. The concerts will include Act III of Raymonda, plus pieces from the Novice Horton, Horton A, Contemporary C and Contemporary D classes. Also, Benjamin Marshall, Senior Dance Major, will debut a world premiere: a new piece created for the Graham B class.

 


Curtain Call: Dance

Fri, May 31, 2013

The Dance Conservatory's Curtain Call performance will be an end-of-the-year demonstration of the dancers' technical and artistic growth. The concerts will include Act III of Raymonda, plus pieces from the Novice Horton, Horton A, Contemporary C and Contemporary D classes. Also, Benjamin Marshall, Senior Dance Major, will debut a world premiere: a new piece created for the Graham B class.

 


Senior Dance Showcase

Thu, Mar 21, 2013
Benito Juarez Community Academy, 1450-1510 W. Cermak

 

Senior Showcase
Wednesday, March 20th and Thursday, March 21st
Benito Juarez Community Academy, 1450-1540 W. Cermak, Chicago, IL
The performance starts at 6:30 PM sharp!


Genesis: The Next Generation of Chicago Dancers, Emerging Artists Empowered by Citywide Partnership & Collaboration is a tribute to the vibrant dance community that has nurtured the artistic development of ChiArts' dancers over the past 4 years. Genesis will feature repertory from the River North Dance Chicago and Ensemble Español as well as 3 new works from local choreographers; Brandon DiCriscio, Lizzie MacKenzie and Penny Saunders (of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago). ChiArts' first ever senior concert will begin with a prelude that offers audience members a glimpse into the journey of a dance student then kicks into high gear with contemporary movement that highlights the youthful vigor and athleticism of ChiArts' dancers.

 


Senior Dance Showcase

Wed, Mar 20, 2013
Benito Juarez Community Academy, 1450-1510 W. Cermak

 

Senior Showcase
Wednesday, March 20th and Thursday, March 21st
Benito Juarez Community Academy, 1450-1540 W. Cermak, Chicago, IL
The performance starts at 6:30 PM sharp!


Genesis: The Next Generation of Chicago Dancers, Emerging Artists Empowered by Citywide Partnership & Collaboration is a tribute to the vibrant dance community that has nurtured the artistic development of ChiArts' dancers over the past 4 years. Genesis will feature repertory from the River North Dance Chicago and Ensemble Español as well as 3 new works from local choreographers; Brandon DiCriscio, Lizzie MacKenzie and Penny Saunders (of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago). ChiArts' first ever senior concert will begin with a prelude that offers audience members a glimpse into the journey of a dance student then kicks into high gear with contemporary movement that highlights the youthful vigor and athleticism of ChiArts' dancers.

 


Winter Dance Concert

Fri, Mar 15, 2013
Benito Juarez Community Academy, 1450-1510 W. Cermak

 

Winter Dance Concert
Thursday, March 14th and Friday, March 15th
Benito Juarez Community Academy, 1450-1540 W. Cermak, Chicago, IL
The performance starts at 7:00 PM sharp!


The Winter Dance Concert has become an annual favorite! Featuring the junior, sophomore and freshman students, this advanced concert highlights ChiArts' dance conservatory repertoire pieces.

 

 


Winter Dance Concert

Thu, Mar 14, 2013
Benito Juarez Community Academy, 1450-1510 W. Cermak

 

Winter Dance Concert
Thursday, March 14th and Friday, March 15th
Benito Juarez Community Academy, 1450-1540 W. Cermak, Chicago, IL
The performance starts at 7:00 PM sharp!


The Winter Dance Concert has become an annual favorite! Featuring the junior, sophomore and freshman students, this advanced concert highlights ChiArts' dance conservatory repertoire pieces.

 


Choreography Workshop

Fri, Feb 08, 2013
ChiArts West Performance Hall, 521 E. 35th

Come see this showcase of student choreography at 6:30pm in the ChiArts West Performance Hall.

The production is free, but arrive early, as seating is very limited.


Backstage Pass, Dance & Visual Arts

Sat, Nov 10, 2012
ChiArts West, 521 E. 35th


Backstage Pass, Dance & Music

Sat, Nov 03, 2012
ChiArts West, 521 E. 35th


Curtain Call Festival: Dance

Fri, May 11, 2012
Benito Juarez Community Academy

Purchase tickets here.


Curtain Call Festival: Dance

Thu, May 10, 2012
Benito Juarez Community Academy


Winter Dance Concert

Fri, Feb 17, 2012
Benito Juarez Community Academy

The Chicago High School for the Arts presents its annual Winter Dance Concert on Friday, February 17, 2012 at 7:00pm. The dance conservatory will debut its first full length ballet, Carnival of the Animals, composed by Camille Saint-Saëns with original choreography by dance department head, Reginald Harris. Carnival of the Animals is a playful re-imagining of the classic children's ballet, with a Chicago flare, told through the colorful characters of the animal kingdom. Costumes were conceived by visual artists Aaliyah Simms and Madeleine Finn.

The second half of the program will include a diverse sampling of ballet and contemporary works that are high-spirited and wonderfully engaging. A moving new piece, Ave Maria, will premiere and is the result of an exciting collaboration between the dance and music departments. Ave Maria will feature vocalist Samuel Augustin accompanied by music instructor Daniel Kenworthy.

Tickets are free, but seating is limited.  Reserve your spot here!

 


Junior Dance Workshop

Fri, Dec 09, 2011
ChiArts, Studio 122


Backstage Pass - DANCE

Sat, Nov 12, 2011
ChiArts

AUDITION WORKSHOPS:

ChiArts Backstage Pass (formerly Audition Workshops) are open to any 8th-grade student who wishes to learn more about the audition process. Each session will give families a better understanding of the academic & artistic culture unique to ChiArts.  While participation is recommended, students are not required to attend a workshop in order to audition or apply for admission to ChiArts.

Due to space restrictions, registration is required.  All Backstage passes are FREE. There is no need to sign up for more than one time slot in a single arts area (Musical theatre students are to attend one of the Theatre sessions). Students are allowed to register for more than one arts area/conservatory. To register online simply fill out the form below, or send the requested information by email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or phone: 773-534-9710. A confirmation email will be sent once your request is received. Submit your information at least 7 days before the workshop date of your choice.

ChiArts does not offer shadow days.


Backstage Pass - DANCE

Sat, Nov 12, 2011
ChiArts

AUDITION WORKSHOPS:

ChiArts Backstage Pass (formerly Audition Workshops) are open to any 8th-grade student who wishes to learn more about the audition process. Each session will give families a better understanding of the academic & artistic culture unique to ChiArts.  While participation is recommended, students are not required to attend a workshop in order to audition or apply for admission to ChiArts.

Due to space restrictions, registration is required.  All Backstage passes are FREE. There is no need to sign up for more than one time slot in a single arts area (Musical theatre students are to attend one of the Theatre sessions). Students are allowed to register for more than one arts area/conservatory. To register online simply fill out the form below, or send the requested information by email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or phone: 773-534-9710. A confirmation email will be sent once your request is received. Submit your information at least 7 days before the workshop date of your choice.

ChiArts does not offer shadow days.


Curtain Call Festival: Dance Majors Performance

Fri, May 20, 2011
Harold Washington Cultural Center

The Harold Washington Cultural Center is located at 4701 S. King Drive.


Acting for Dancers Performance

Wed, May 04, 2011


Acting for Dancers Performance

Tue, May 03, 2011


Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre Invites ChiArts Students to Perform in Jubilation

Sat, Feb 19, 2011
Athenaeum Theatre

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre (CRDT) marks Black History Month 2011 with a spectacular live music and dance performance in its sixth annual “Jubilation” concert series Saturday, February 19 at 8 pm. The program features the world premiere of La Danse Libre, choreographed by CRDT artistic director Wilfredo Rivera to music composed and performed live by Reginald R. Robinson, renowned pianist/composer of ragtime and early jazz, with the 10-piece CRDT Jazz Orchestra. Other selections include “Four Negro Spirituals,” “Corner Sketches—A Tribute to Miles Davis,” “Summertime,” “Black Country,” and “Drum Major Instinct: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” all performed by the CRDT Company dancers to live music by the CRDT Jazz Orchestra; and “’Bad Luck Card,’ Excerpt from ‘Shadow of the Blues’,” CRDT’s tribute to Langston Hughes with vocalist Bobbi Wilsyn and the CRDT Youth Ensemble made up by students from Curie High School and the Chicago High School for the Arts.


Dance Winter Performance

Fri, Jan 14, 2011
Harold Washington Cultural Center - 4701 S. Martin Luther King Dr.


A Bronzeville Nutcracker

Sat, Dec 04, 2010
Harold Washington Cultural Center

A Bronzeville Nutcracker, created by our Dance Department Head Lisa Johnson-Willingham, will feature 25 ChiArts dance students, as well as our Administrative Coordinator Camille Kuthrell, Student Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator Peter Gaona, Recruitment and Administrative Assistant Rachel Hall, and a guest appearance by Principal Terri Milsap.  This work is a retelling of the familiar Nutcracker story, with a new take beautifully articulated by Ms. Johnson-Willingham's choreography.  Her fresh style, coupled with an original score by Mikel Patrick Avery and Nicholas Gajewski, makes for a holiday experience unlike any you have ever seen. Performances are Saturdays, December 4 & 11 at 7:30 p.m. andSundays, December 5 & 12 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are available at brownpapertickets.com  and the performances will take place at the Harold Washington Cultural Center at 4501 S. Martin Luther King Drive.


The Lion King Cast Visits ChiArts

Fri, Nov 19, 2010

Members of the Broadway touring production of Lion King visited ChiArts Dance and Musical Theatre students.  Our guests taught a combination from the show and answered questions from students about touring, artistic struggles, school, and life in the arts.