Chicago Dancing Festival free tickets available starting July 19

| July 18, 2016 | Comments (1)

CDFThe Chicago Dancing Festival — the nation’s largest dance festival — is truly a Chicago treasure. This year, for the Chicago Dancing Festival’s 10th Anniversary, renowned choreographer Lar Lubovitch and highly esteemed Chicago dancer Jay Franke, have put together an event that brings together Chicago favorites with original works.

As always, Chicago Dancing Festival tickets are free.  The first batch of tickets for the August 23 – 27 festival becomes available on July 19. The details listed below come from the most recent press release. Be sure to check out the Chicago Dancing Festival website for any updates.


Tuesday, August 23 – 7:00 p.m.

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress, Chicago

Tickets for the August 23 program at the Auditorium Theatre will be released on Thursday, July 21 at 10am in person at the Auditorium Theatre Box Office, 50 E Congress Pkwy, and at noon online at Limit two (2) tickets per order. Seating is general admission. Tickets reserved online will be printable at home.

Opening Night Celebration

Immediately following the Opening Night Celebration, audience members are invited to join dancers from Stars of American Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, Pennsylvania Ballet and The Joffrey Ballet for a 10th Anniversary Festival Fundraiser at the Chicago Athletic Hotel to celebrate a decade of presenting superior dance programming featuring cocktails, dinner and desserts. Tickets for the post-show event are on-sale now with individual tickets starting at $250. Details can be found at the Chicago Dancing Festival’s website.

Wednesday, August 24 – 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago

Tickets for the August 24 programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art will be released on Wednesday, July 20 at noon in person at the MCA Stage Box Office, 220 E. Chicago Avenue, or by calling (312) 397-4010. Limit two (2) tickets per order. Seating is general admission. Tickets reserved by phone will be mailed.

Modern Men

 Thursday, August 25 –7:30 p.m.

Harris Theater for Music and Dance at Millennium Park, 205 East Randolph Street, Chicago

Tickets to the August 25 program at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance will be released on Tuesday, July 19 at 10am in person at the Harris Theater Box Office, 205 E. Randolph Street, and at noon by calling (312) 334-7777 or online at Limit two (2) tickets per order.   Seating is general admission. Tickets reserved by phone or online will be mailed.

Dancing at the Harris

 Friday, August 26 – 5:30 p.m.

Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago

No tickets are required for the Planet Chicago program at Navy Pier on Friday, August 26.

Planet Chicago

Polk Bros Park – 5:30 p.m.

A traditional South African Gumboot dance featuring over 80 young dancers from Chicago    Public Schools, Chicago Park District, and schools and studios throughout Chicago.

East Performance Platform – 6:00 p.m.

A performance of contemporary and ancient African, African-American and Caribbean dance, music, and folklore.

Center Performance Platform – 6:30 p.m.

A tap and percussive dance piece performed by Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s resident performance ensemble

A contemporary performance of the classical Indian dance-theatre art of Bharata Natyam

Polk Bros Park Fountain – 7:00 p.m.

A cumulating performance of the Gumboot dance which invites all audience members to join the dancers for a participatory event in the newly created Polk Bros Park Fountain.

Saturday, August 27 – 7:30 p.m.

Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph Street, Chicago

No tickets are required for Dancing Under the Stars closing night performance at Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park on August 27. However, please note that fixed seating at the Pavilion is available on a first-come-first-served basis in addition to lawn seating. The Dancing Under the Stars program will also be projected on a video screen visible to lawn patrons.

Dancing Under the Stars

 Shari writes about life with twins at Two Times The Fun. Image courtesy of the Chicago Dancing Festival.

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