See top local dance artists in Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival, Sept 16-17 & 23-24!

Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival is honored to welcome many choreographers and companies from the Chicago area, performing September 16-17 and 23-24, 2016 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts! Meet a few of the participants, and buy your tickets by clicking HERE!

Erin Kilmurray is a dancer and choreographer living and working in Chicago. She is a company member and resident dance artist with The Inconvenience, where she has created and choreographed The Salts, Standing Room Only and The Fly Honey Show. Her choreography has been featured by The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Aviary, The Soho House, Metro Chicago, Northwestern University, The University of Chicago, The Chicago Reader, No Small Plans Productions, About Face Theater, WBEZ Chicago, Salonathon Presents, The Hypocrites and Links Hall. She has danced for various contemporary dance companies, including Same Planet Different World Dance Theater, Jessie Young, and Kate Corby & Dancers.

See Erin Kilmurray on Friday and Saturday, September 16 & 17 at 8:00PM.

Photo by Megan Lee Miller

Cocodaco Dance Project is a new non-profit contemporary dance project led by artistic directors Ronn Stewart and Sarah Goldstone. Cocodaco is a community of contemporary dance companies operating as a triptych: Professional, Mezzo and Youth companies. Cocodaco is currently in its second season and has self produced dance concerts at Ruth Page Center for the Art, The Josephine Louis Theater at Northwestern University, and Foster Dance Studios. Cocodaco has guest performed in, or with, BackStage Evanston, Dance Chicago, Archipelago, Actor's Gymnasium, The Red Dress Party, Foster Dance Company, The Mather, and Y.O.U (Youth and Opportunity United).

Ronn Stewart is the Artistic Director and a co-founder of Foster Dance Studios and Cocodaco Dance Project. He is also the creator of “More People Dancing,” or MoPeD – his signature dance approach which he has been teaching to the Trainees of the Joffrey Ballet since 2009. An award-winning choreographer and teacher, Ronn is known for the high standards of excellence he brings to teaching and training, which he honed during the decade he founded and ran the contemporary dance company and dance centre, Moving People Dance in Santa Fe, New Mexico . Ronn danced professionally with Giordano Dance Chicago, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Wat's on Dance, Moving People Dance, Gail Gilbert Dance Ensemble, and The Santa Fe Opera among many others.

Cocodaco Dance Project appears Friday and Saturday, September 23 & 24 at 8:00PM.

Same Planet Different World Led by Artistic Director Joanna Rosenthal, an accomplished choreographer, performer and educator, SPDW self-produces two concerts each year and participates in a variety of festivals throughout the Chicago area and nationally. SPDW performances offer unique aesthetics and perspectives and never cease to be dynamic and inspiring. Known for presenting the choreography of artists from across the country, seasoned veterans as well as up-and-coming innovators, SPDW events feature dance genres that range from classical to post-modern, satire to high-octane virtuosity.

SPDW resides at Dovetail Studios, a family-centric dance & fitness facility that provides great instruction for those wanting to pursue dance seriously and to those who enjoy it as a recreational hobby. Located at 2853 W. Montrose Avenue, Dovetail Studios offers a variety of dance classes for every age, experience and fitness level, in addition to space rental for performances and private events.

Same Planet Different World shares a premiere by Joanna Rosenthal September 23 & 24 at 8:00PM.

See these artists and many more at Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival, September 16-17 and 23-24 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts in Chicago, IL!
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