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Chicago Dancing Festival
Solitaire: The Art of the Solo

Martha Graham Dance Company in Robert Wilson's Shaker Interior from Snow on the Mesa

Photo: Cheryl Mann


Enjoy an evening celebrating solo artists from the worlds of classical, contemporary, Hindu, and flamenco dance. The MCA joins the Chicago Dancing Festival in presenting the 7th annual festival of contemporary and classic dance with two programs at the MCA and concerts at the Harris Theater, Auditorium Theatre, and the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.



  • In/Side
  • Samuel Lee Roberts

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

  • I’m Going to Explode
  • Brian Brooks

Brian Brooks Moving Company

  • The Real Cool (a solo excerpt from Mr. Tol E. Rance)
  • Camille A. Brown

Camille A. Brown & Dancers

  • Ensueños de me Caribe
  • Julia Hinojosa

Ensemble Español

  • Johnny McMillan, David Schultz, and Jonathan Fredrickson

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

  • The Dying Swan
  • Victoria Jaiani

The Joffrey Ballet

  • Sthithihi
  • Krithika Rajagopalan

Natya Dance Theatre

Dancer Kanji Segawa in Battleworks Dance Company performance of Robert Battle's Takademe

Photo: Todd Rosenberg

About the Festival

Established in 2006 by internationally renowned choreographer and Chicago native Lar Lubovitch and highly esteemed Chicago dancer Jay Franke, Chicago Dancing Company NFP produces the Chicago Dancing Festival each summer. The Festival, with the support of donors, has presented more than 55 exceptional dance companies from Chicago and cities throughout the country as well as abroad, commissioned the creation of three new works, and welcomed more than 60,000 people while maintaining free admission for all.

Learn more about Chicago Dancing Festival.