Dance for Life is a fantastic event that brings together the best Chicago dance companies and the best dance audience. The proceeds go to the Dancers’ Fund, which provides financial assistance to dance community professionals in their time of need due to a medical issue. It’s a celebration of the dance community and its ability to care for its own.
This year had a much different feel than those in the past. Firstly, it took place in the Pritzker Pavilion instead of Auditorium Theatre. The larger space gave it a much more expansive feel. Secondly, this was the first performance for most of the companies since the pandemic began. You could see the excitement on the dancers’ faces in finally being able to perform again.
Here is a list of the next performance by the dance companies that participated in this year’s Dance for Life.
Giordano Dance Chicago
October 22nd and 23rd
Live on Zoom
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
November 18, 19, 20, + 21, 2021
The Joffrey Ballet
October 13–24, 2021
Lyric Opera House
South Chicago Dance Theatre
Ruth Page Center for the Arts
October 8th and 9th
The following groups have not yet announced any future performances: