Chicago Dancing Festival was founded by internationally renowned choreographer and Chicago native Lar Lubovitch and highly esteemed Chicago dancer Jay Franke to produce and promote the finest of dance to Chicago. It was founded to heighten awareness of dance in Chicago, increase accessibility to the art form and provide aspiration for local artists. Its mission is to present a wide variety of excellent dance, enrich the lives of the people of Chicago and provide increased accessibility to the art form, thereby helping create a new audience. Its vision is to raise the national and international profile of dance in the city, furthering Chicago as a dance destination.
This year’s Chicago Dancing Festival will run from August 20-August 25th. The opening gala, Prima Parti, will kick off the Festival the evening of August 20th. For all event information, please visit: http://chicagodancingfestival.com/2012Festival.aspx