DanszLoop Chicago (Chicago, IL), a theatrical modern dance company, was founded in 2001 by Artistic Director Paula Frasz and a nine-member Board of Directors, dedicated to bringing high-quality, audience-friendly modern dance to the City of Chicago and its environs. Not-for-Profit status was achieved in 2002.
DanszLoop Chicago specializes in dance interpretations of the written word, specifically plays. DLC collaborated with renowned Flamenco artist Luis Montero in 2007 to create a modern dance adaptationn of "The House of Bernarda Alba", the iconic Spanish play by Garcia-Lorca. Bernarda successfully began the drama/dance fusion of DanszLoop Chicago choreography and performance.
Today DanszLoop is expanding to national audiences. Frasz was commissioned to choreograph a dance adaptation of a Tennessee Williams short story. Lorita was performed by DanszLoop Chicago at the prestigious Tennessee Williams Festival (Provincetown, MA) in September of 2008.
The company presents annual and bi-annual concerts in Chicago. It is regularly featured in Dance Chicago,and in 2009, Best of Dance Chicago. Summer finds the company performing in the Bucktown Festival and other outdoor fairs. DanszLoop continues to present unusual and successful performances, benefits and special events.
DanszLoop is growing through its university outreach teaching programs in colleges and universities throughout the Midwest. Nominated for the Elizabeth Cheney Award through the Chicago Dance and Music Alliance, recepient of government grants and numerous gifts from individual donors, DanszLoop takes its place as one of the most engrossing, exciting new dance companies in the city of Chicago.