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Performances Press Sponsors About Us/Contact Information for Artists*
Use your mouse on the image above to visit our sponsors who have web sites.
Chicago Community Trust
Illinois Arts Council
The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation
The Mayer and Morris Kaplan Family Foundation
The Richard H.Driehaus Foundation
A City Arts III Grant from the City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs
The Dance Chicago Choreographic Advancement Program (DCCAP) works like this:
Year 1. Young talent is identified through viewing videotape submissions from December through July. The choreographers are given opportunities to present their work in one /or both Dance Chicago programs: Dance Slam or New Dances.
Year 2. The next stage is the mentoring stage, where the young talent is coached and partnered with professionals in the field to refine their choreographic potential. The choreographers are given opportunities to present their work in one of the main Dance Chicago programs, such as Jazz Rhythms, Dance for Kids, Finale, Encore, etc.
Year 3. The next stage is the professional commissioning stage, called the Dance Chicago Choreography Project, where the young choreographer is given the resources to create a dance for the repertory of Hubbard Street 2, River North Chicago Dance Company, Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, Melissa Thodos and Dancers, or the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago.
Year 4. The next stage is the international professional commissioning stage, called the International Choreography Exchange Program, where the young choreographer is given the resources to create a dance for the repertory of a company from another country. This year we are working with the Dutch National Ballet, the Albanian Academy of Dance, and Cemal Resit Rey Dance Theatre from Turkey.
Keep in mind this is the "fast track" some may have to spend more than one year in each of the first two stages. In the last two stages, some chorographers are creating works simultaneously for Chicago companies and international companies.
We would love to have you get involved with us. To identify and support a young artist through the four years, cost us about $20,000, with most of the money coming in year 3, where the burden is on us to fully produce the work, which comes to $10,000 per choreographer. Whith all this in mind, obviously any contribution will help us continue.
Dance Chicago Choreographic Advancement Program (One young choreographer for 4 years)
Dance Chicago Choreographic Advancement Program (One young choreographer for 1 year)
exclusive sponsorship of 2003 Choreography Award (2002 winner: Julia Rhoads)
$10,000 (5 available)
exclusive sponsorship of the creation of one new work in the
2003 Choreography Project
exclusive sponsorship of the entire
2003 Choreography Project (5 works)
exclusive sponsorship of the 2003 International Choreography Exchange Program (4 works)
exclusive sponsorship of one work in the 2003 International Choreography Exchange Program
your choice of one company's appearance on 1 evening
your choice of one company's appearance for the entire festival
(Not River North)
exclusive sponsorship of Opening Night
exclusive sponsorship of Dance for Kid's
exclusive sponsorship of Finale!
exclusive sponsorship of Jazz Rhythms
exclusive sponsorship of River North Chicago Dance Co.
exclusive sponsorship of New Dances 2003
exclusive sponsorship of Encore! (Premiere)
Do you want the contribution publicized or not?
If so, please tell us how you would like us to credit your contribution.
Send your tax-deductible contribution to:
Artistic Director/Founder, Dance Chicago
Emergence Dance Theatre
(FEIN: 36-3407240, 501 c 3 org)
5851 N. Kenmore, 3F
Chicago, IL 60660-3722