Havelock Ellis opined, “Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is not mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.” Since 1992, Dance for Life has raised millions of dollars to support “life itself” by bringing exciting and innovatively choreographed performances to Chicago audiences. Local dance troupes unite to spotlight AIDS awareness and support those making a difference in the lives of individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Two world-premiere performances by renowned choreographers Randy Duncan, Harrison McEldowney and Jeremy Plummer and six other performances will dazzle audiences with artistry and awareness. Participating companies include Giordano Dance Chicago, Thodos Dance Chicago, River North Dance Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and DanceWorks Chicago, as well as independent artists Abigail Simon and Mauro Villanueva. The fundraiser benefits the HIV/AIDS-related services of AIDS Foundation of Chicago, the Dancers’ Fund, and Chicago House.
Date: August 17; time and location: 5:00 p.m. (Gala Reception: Hilton Chicago International Ballroom, 720 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois), 8:00 p.m. (Dance for Life Performance: Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago, Illinois); tickets: $50–$75 (performance only), $200–$500 (includes admission to 5:00 p.m. gala reception and premiere seating at the performance).
To purchase tickets, please call (312) 922-5812 or log on to: www.danceforlifechicago.com.