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2005 Contributors

The Chicago Community Trust Illinois Arts Council The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelly Foundation The Mayer and Morris Kaplan Family Foundation City Of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince Charitable Trusts Sara Lee Foundation Cliff Dwellers Arts Foundation Dance Chicago 2005 is sponsored by: The Chicago Community Trust Alphawood Foundation Chicago Sara Lee Foundation City Arts Grants Illinois Arts Council Richard H. Driehaus Foundation MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince Charitable Trusts Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Mayer and Morris Kaplan Family Foundation Cliff Dwellers Arts Foundation
Use your mouse on the image above to visit our sponsors who have web sites.

Dance Chicago 2004 is Sponsored by

The Chicago Community Trust ~ Exclusive Foundation Sponsor of the Dance Chicago 2004 Choreography Project
Alphawood Foundation Chicago
Sara Lee Foundation ~ Exclusive Corporate Sponsor of Dance Chicago 2004
A City Arts III Grant from the City Of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs
Illinois Arts Council, A State Agency
The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince Charitable Trusts
The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelly Foundation
The Mayer and Morris Kaplan Family Foundation
Cliff Dwellers Arts Foundation ~ Exclusive Sponsor of the Dance Chicago 2004 Choreography Award

10th Anniversary Gala Sponsors Supporting the Dance Chicago Choreography Fund

The Chicago Community Trust
Pam Crutchfield and Myron Szold
The Boeing Company
Ken Shanoff†
Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation
Patti Eylar and Charles Gardner*
The Reva and David Logan Foundation
Bill and Orli Staley Foundation
LaSalle Bank
The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust
Celia Cheung
Sid and Sondra Berman Epstein
The Patrick Henry Community Arts Fund
Carolyn and Walker Johnson
Kathleen and Bill Lynch
Linda and Jim Mitchell
Abby O'Neil and Carroll Joynes
The Saints, Volunteers for the Performing Arts
Weona Sutton
Alexander Templeton
Sue and Bob Wieseneck
(as of 9/17/04)

† *presentation underwriters
Dessert buffet generously donated by Sara Lee Corporation.

The Dance Chicago Choreographic Advancement Program

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.

Standard Sponsorship Contributions:

Creation Sponsorships

The sponsorship levels to many of the categories below have been reduced for the 10th Anniversary Season.
Contact John Schmitz (john@dancechicago.com) for updates.

$20,000
Dance Chicago Choreographic Advancement Program (One young choreographer for 4 years)

$5,000
Dance Chicago Choreographic Advancement Program (One young choreographer for 1 year)

$5,000
exclusive sponsorship of 2005 Choreography Award (2004 winner: Lauri Stallings)

$10,000 (5 available)
exclusive sponsorship of the creation of one new work in the
2005 Choreography Project

$50,000
exclusive sponsorship of the entire
2005 Choreography Project (5 works)

$20,000
exclusive sponsorship of the 2005 International Choreography Exchange Program (4 works)

$5,000
exclusive sponsorship of one work in the 2005 International Choreography Exchange Program


Performance Sponsorships:

$1,000 ~
your choice of one company's appearance on 1 evening

$5,000 ~
your choice of one company's appearance for the entire festival

$15,000
exclusive sponsorship of Opening Night

$10,000
exclusive sponsorship of Dance for Kids, Too!

$10,000
exclusive sponsorship of Finale!

$15,000
exclusive sponsorship of Jazz Rhythms

$20,000
exclusive sponsorship of Jazz Fusion

$10,000
exclusive sponsorship of New Dances 2005 & Best of New Dances 2005

$10,000
exclusive sponsorship of Encore!

$5,000
exclusive sponsorship of Dance Everywhere

$5,000
exclusive sponsorship of Dance Slam 2005 & Best of Dance Slam 2005

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:

John Schmitz
Artistic Director/Founder, Dance Chicago
Emergence Dance Theatre
5851 N. Kenmore, 3F
Chicago, IL 60660-3722


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