The Chicago Dancing Festival kicks off its 5th Anniversary season with expanded programming to include five days of free dance-related events co-produced by Chicagoans, choreographer Lar Lubovitch and Chicago dancer Jay Franke,
While admission to the downtown venues during the August 23 – 27 festival are free, tickets for the indoor performance showcases must be reserved in advance. In 2010, tickets sold out within two hours of being released. This, year, tickets will be available to the general public beginning Tuesday, July 19 in a staggered format so that each venue releases its tickets on a different day, as follows:
Tickets for performances at the Museum of Contemporary Art, including the MCA Moves programs on Wednesday, August 24 and the Muses program on Friday, August 26, will be released on Tuesday, July 19 beginning at 10:00 am. Tickets will also be available in person at the MCA Stage Box Office on 220 East Chicago Avenue; at www.mcachicago.org; and by calling 312-397-4010. Limit of two (2) tickets per order, per evening of performance, while available.
Tickets for all performances at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, including both Moderns programs on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 23 and 24, will be released on Wednesday, July 20 at 12:00 pm. Tickets will also be available in person at the Harris Theater Box Office on 205 East Randolph Street, and by phone at 312-334-7777. Limit of two (2) tickets per order.
Tickets for the performance at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, Masters on Thursday, August 25, will be released on Thursday, July 21 beginning at 11:00 am. Tickets will be available in person at the Auditorium Theatre Box Office on 50 E. Congress Parkway; online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/070046EB7F991A75; and by calling 1-800-982-ARTS. Limit of two (2) tickets per order.
All seating for all venues is general admission. Unclaimed tickets will be released 15 minutes prior to curtain time.
Because of the popularity of the festival, audience members not able to secure tickets to the indoor venues are encouraged to attend the Celebration of Dance Grand Finale on the outdoor stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. No tickets are required for this outdoor performance and all seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Also, no tickets are required for the Movies program at the Chicago Cultural Center, an all-day screening of classic dance films on Friday, August 26, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
For details on the festival schedule, visit www.chicagodancingfestival.com or call 773-609-CDF5 (2335).