See Chicago Dance, the dance industry's nonprofit service organization, popular annual offering, Chicago Dance Month continues with its interactive Scavenger Hunt, Wednesday, June 30 at McKinley Park, and its Wave Wall Moves at Navy Pier will continue through Saturday, Sept. 4.
During its ninth iteration, Chicago Dance Month honors the artists and companies that are eager to get back in front of audiences. Chicago Dance Month highlights a full slate of live and virtual performances, classes and more from Chicago’s dance community. In addition to the events listed below, See Chicago Dance spotlights the work of dozens of artists and organizations during this citywide celebration. Chicago Dance Month events and Hot Deal discount offers may be found at SeeChicagoDance.com/dancemonth.
SEE CHICAGO DANCE-SPONSORED EVENTS:
Chicago Dance Month “Scavenger Hunt”
- McKinley Park, 2210 W. Pershing Rd.
- Wednesday, June 30
- 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Audiences take a self-guided tour through the historic McKinley Park with site-specific performances happening throughout the park. Featuring performances by Dance in the Parks, Ground Rhythm Dance, Helen Lee/Momentum Sensorium, Ishti Dance Collective, Lawson Dance Theatre, Project Bound Dance, Raks Inferno and Synapse Arts.
Wave Wall Moves
- Navy Pier’s Wave Wall Platform, 600 E. Grand Ave.
- Saturdays through September 4
- 3 - 3:15 p.m.
Pop-up dance performances and interactive dance classes that feature a rotating roster of dance companies each Saturday throughout the summer. Featuring performances by Culture Shock Chicago, Dance in the Parks, Desueño Dance, Sildance/Acrodanza, Winifred Haun & Dancers and more.
Wave Wall Moves Schedule, to date:
- Saturday, July 10 - Dance in the Parks
- Saturday, July 17 - Simantikos Dance Chicago
- Saturday, July 24 - LATINX WEEKEND - Desueño Dance
- Saturday, Aug. 7 - Silvita Diaz Brown of Sildance/Acrodanza
- Saturday, Aug. 14 - Culture Shock Chicago
- Saturday, Sept. 4 - South Chicago Dance Theatre
*See Chicago Dance will follow all current safety protocols from national, state and local governments. Programs may change due to any updates.
ABOUT JULIA MAYER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SEE CHICAGO DANCE
Julia Mayer became See Chicago Dance’s executive director in August 2020. Mayer has been involved in and influencing Chicago’s cultural scene in a variety of capacities for more than 20 years, having worked at 3Arts Inc., The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Chicago Humanities Festival, Morrison-Shearer Foundation and Museums In the Park. In addition, she has chaired and served on numerous committees from Links Hall to Chicago Dancemakers Forum to the Chicago Park District. For more than two decades, Mayer has been a choreographer, teacher or consultant at Columbia College, University of Chicago and in Indiana at Valparaiso University and Saint Mary’s College. She has a master’s degree in Fine Arts in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from the University of Chicago.
ABOUT SEE CHICAGO DANCE
See Chicago Dance is a nonprofit service organization with the mission to advocate for the dance field and strengthen a diverse range of dance organizations and artists through services and programs that build and engage audiences. Its vision is to fearlessly inspire an ever-growing inclusive community to share in and spread the power of dance in Chicago.
See Chicago Dance is the source for all things dance with the city’s most comprehensive resource for dance information and one of the largest websites in the United States dedicated to the art form. Its two-pronged approach focuses on building audiences while developing a more cohesive dance community.
For audience members, See Chicago Dance offers a dynamic calendar of dance performances and experiences, Hot Deal ticket discounts, professionally written reviews and previews, and listings for more than 200 dance organizations.
For dance artists and organizations, See Chicago Dance provides a full range of Programs and Industry Resources to help build audiences, improve skills and foster appreciation of dance.
Angela Tam of Yin He Dance performs at the 2021 Scavenger Hunt during Chicago Dance Month from See Chicago Dance. Photo by Philamonjaro
Lucy Riner of RE|dance group performs at the 2021 Scavenger Hunt during Chicago Dance Month from See Chicago Dance. Photo by Philamonjaro
Camille Nichols of Noumenon Dance Ensemble performs at the 2021 Scavenger Hunt during Chicago Dance Month from See Chicago Dance. Photo by Philamonjaro
Members of Dancing Petals perform at the 2021 Scavenger Hunt during Chicago Dance Month from See Chicago Dance. Photo by Philamonjaro
(L to R) Erika Ochoa and Phaedra Darwish of Bellydance by Phaedra perform at the 2021 Scavenger Hunt during Chicago Dance Month from See Chicago Dance. Photo by Philamonjaro
Libby Dennen of Ballet 5:8 performs at the 2021 Scavenger Hunt during Chicago Dance Month from See Chicago Dance. Photo by Philamonjaro
A member of Illinois Center for Kathak performs at the 2021 Scavenger Hunt during Chicago Dance Month from See Chicago Dance. Photo by Philamonjaro