FREE TICKETS release THIS WEEK, July 8 & 9
Chicago Dancing Festival: August 20-23, 2014
CHICAGO (July 7, 2014) – Chicago Dancing Festival founders
Lar Lubovitch and Jay Franke are pleased to announce today
additional works being added to the 2014 Festival lineup,
including two more World Premieres, plus plans for a pre-
and post-performance sponsors party around the “Celebration
of Dance” Grand Finale performance, Saturday, August 23.
Free tickets for the Festival’s indoor performances become
available to the public this week, July 8 and 9. The 2014 Chicago
Dancing Festival, featuring top ballet, modern and hip-hop
companies from Chicago and across the country, is set to take
place August 20 – 23.
Chicago-based choreographer Ron De Jesus, a former
dancer with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and now Artistic
Director of Ron De Jesus Dance, has been commissioned by
the Dancing Festival to create a new duet for the dancing
male pair of Ben Wardell (Nexus Project, Lucky Plush
Productions, formerly Hubbard Street Dance Chicago) and
Michel Rodriguez (Nexus Project, formerly Hedwig Dances).
Transition Zone will premiere as part of the Festival’s “Dances
for 2” at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave.,
in two performances, Friday, August 22.
New York-based choreographer Darrell Grand Moultrie, who
has set work on and collaborated with pop stars like Beyoncé
as well as highly regarded institutions like The Juilliard School,
the Alvin Ailey B.F.A. Program and tap legend Savion Glover,
has been commissioned by the Festival to create a new work
for the student dancers of After School Matters, to premiere
on the Pritzker “Celebration of Dance” program, August 23.