Artist / Program Description:
Thodos Dance Chicago is an innovative, accessible, athletic contemporary dance company that reaches over 20,000 audience members annually. The company’s mix of performance, education, and creation of new works establishes a unique platform that gives dance artists the maximum opportunity to showcase their craft and creativity, and heighten the audience experience.
This ten-year-old, critically acclaimed, internationally touring company’s typical performance is two hours including intermission, and features seven to nine current works by artistic director Melissa Thodos and other noted choreographers, mostly based in Illinois. The company adds three to four new works every year, thus the repertory is constantly changing. The company’s work is innovative, entertaining, athletic, and suitable for audiences of all ages. Thodos Dance Chicago will consider performing selected pieces or shortened performances within fifty miles of Chicago. ImagineDance, the company's forty-five-minute educational program, created for elementary school children or for family concerts, can be added to their full-length program for tour dates.
"Serene athleticism…every aspect of the choreography is truly satisfying” - British Herald
“Powerful Beauty” - Chicago Reader
"Technically strong and attractive…engaging…lovely…they perform with solid strength and feeling” - Chicago Sun Times