Emergence Dance Theatre (Emergence Productions) is the year-around producer of Dance Chicago. Emergence coordinates the Best of Dance Chicago Tour (local) and Stars of Dance Chicago Tour (International).
What is different about Dance Chicago and other showcases?
Answer – THE SHOW. All our shows are artistically driven to give audiences the best entertainment ride possible. We have 14 years of tuning shows to perfection with considerations of music, length of works, quality of works and performers to give audiences an optimum journey. Unlike other showcases that program from the point of view of the artist’s needs, we program from the audiences’ needs – making it a magical and inspirational experience.
Whether they are dancers from Joffrey, Giordano, Hubbard Street, the Dutch National Ballet or elsewhere, we focus on powerful works. We spend all year looking at 2,000 different dances – the competition is stiff - to get the best 200 works we can find.
We guarantee you that there is no better place to witness the finest Chicago dance entertainment than Dance Chicago.
The Stars of Dance Chicago is an international touring group that consists of Chicago's most vibrant dancers, choreographers and dance masters, selected by Artistic Director John Schmitz and Director of Foreign Exchange Director Altin Naska, to represent Dance Chicago.
Schmitz states: "They perform a dizzying premiere showcase where ballet mingles with jazz, modern mixes into hip-hop and tap burst onto the scene
Emergence created and manages the Dance Chicago Center, offering low-cost rentals and collaborative opportunities to numerous dance, music and theatre groups on the third floor of the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 North Southport. [More about the Dance Chicago Center]
Emergence Dance Theatre Board of Directors
Michael H. Bland, President
Corinne D. Gloger
John L. Schmitz
Sandra E. Schramel
The Board of Directors donate the management of the day to day affairs of Emergence Dance Theatre and Dance Chicago. There are no employees. Outside contractors are engaged in the production of Dance Chicago.
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