River North Chicago Dance Company, founded in 1989 by four visionary dancers/choreographers, has established itself as one of Chicago’s leading dance companies, receiving critical acclaim both on a national and international level. Under the direction of Artistic Director Frank Chaves, the jazz-based contemporary company embodies a true flavor of “Americana” in its dynamic repertoire.
From Frank Chaves to the dancers whose artistry and talent have mesmerized a nation, River North Chicago Dance Company brings a bold standard of excellence to the cultural landscape of many communities. The Company is recognized for its highly skilled and emotive dancers, stimulating music, and bold and commanding choreography.
The works demonstrate depth and sophistication, yet what remains constant is the commitment to creating an accessible, enriching experience for audiences comprised of seasoned dance patrons as well as those having their first encounter with concert dance.
Chaves aims for audiences to feel the complete spectrum of human emotions in a single evening, and leaves them feeling joyful and exhilarated at the end of each program. “What we’ve still kept from jazz is that entertainment value. You don’t just see it, you feel it.”, says Chaves. The company has acquired and commissioned original works by Robert Battle, Lauri Stallings, Sidra Bell, Sabrina and Ruben Veliz, Daniel Ezralow, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Ashley Roland, Randy Duncan, Julia Rhoads, Harrison McEldowney, Kevin Iega Jeff, and former Co-Artistic Director Sherry Zunker, among others.
Join us to find out what the excitement is about as this incredible group makes its first appearance in Chattanooga as part of UTC’s Patten Performances!
Photo by Erika DuFour
adults - $22
seniors (age 60 and over) - $19
students - $15