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Thodos Dance Chicago returns to the North Shore Center with Timeless Motion, as they celebrate 25 years! The acclaimed contemporary company with a distinct American choreographic voice and vibrant, award-winning style presents an exhilarating evening of dance including new works and favorites from their repertoire.
Highlights of TDC’s Winter Concert “Timeless Motion” includes TWO World Premieres: Changing Strangers by Melissa Thodos, a new work touching on partnership and distance that boasts her singular fluid, kinetic style and Acid Reign, in which TDC guest choreographer Brian Enos answers the question “what might a celebration look like on another planet in the future?” created specifically for TDC’s 25th anniversary season. The audience will also enjoy Near Light, a very personal 2015 work by Melissa Thodos with glistening lighting and daunting lifts that combine for a memorable story of healing and support.
North Shore Thodos fans can also look forward to three more works that have emerged from the company’s New Dances in-house choreography series: Flawed, a lovely 2014 duet by TDC ensemble member John Cartwright, and two works that premiered at New Dances 2016, now making their official debut in Skokie as part of Thodos Dance Chicago’s repertoire: Uncovering by Thodos ensemble member Briana Robinson, and Sunrise by guest choreographer Shannon Alivs.
Of their 25th Anniversary season, artistic director Melissa Thodos says: “What an honor to be a part of Chicago’s thriving dance community! Our very special ‘ride to 25’ has been fueled in part by creating a platform for the hundreds of artists that have come through our doors, evolving and growing in ways that have enriched our community. We are excited to unveil an incredible season, marking 25 passionate years of dance with creativity and celebration.”
About Thodos Dance Chicago
“Breathtakingly athletic,” “powerfully beautiful,” performing “vibrant choreography” are among the many accolades that Thodos Dance Chicago has received since its inception. Founded in 1992 by artistic director Melissa Thodos, the ensemble of versatile dance artists performs with a captivating style using a variety of dance forms. The company’s unique mission of inspiring expression through dance education, dance creation, and dance performance has established Thodos Dance Chicago as an innovative presence in American contemporary dance.
The company’s repertory features the American voice, from iconic choreographers like Bob Fosse to exciting emerging artists. In recent years, the company has achieved significant notoriety for two story ballets choreographed by Melissa Thodos and Tony Award winner Ann Reinking.
Dance at the North Shore Center is supported in part by
Crown Family Philanthropies