Chicago Dancing Festival
Solitaire: The Art of the Solo

  • Edlis Neeson Theater
    First Floor, Accessible via the Griffin Entrance on Pearson Street
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

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Martha Graham Dance Company in Robert Wilson’s Shaker Interior from Snow on the Mesa
Photo: Cheryl Mann


Enjoy an evening celebrating solo artists from the worlds of classical, contemporary, Hindu, and flamenco dance. The MCA joins the Chicago Dancing Festival in presenting the 7th annual festival of contemporary and classic dance with two programs at the MCA and concerts at the Harris Theater, Auditorium Theatre, and the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.



Samuel Lee Roberts
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

I’m Going to Explode
Brian Brooks
Brian Brooks Moving Company

The Real Cool (a solo excerpt from Mr. Tol E. Rance)
Camille A. Brown
Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Ensueños de me Caribe
Julia Hinojosa
Ensemble Español

Johnny McMillan, David Schultz, and Jonathan Fredrickson
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

The Dying Swan
Victoria Jaiani
The Joffrey Ballet

Krithika Rajagopalan
Natya Dance Theatre

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Dancer Kanji Segawa in Battleworks Dance Company performance of Robert Battle’s Takademe
Photo: Todd Rosenberg

About the Festival

Established in 2006 by internationally renowned choreographer and Chicago native Lar Lubovitch and highly esteemed Chicago dancer Jay Franke, Chicago Dancing Company NFP produces the Chicago Dancing Festival each summer. The Festival, with the support of donors, has presented more than 55 exceptional dance companies from Chicago and cities throughout the country as well as abroad, commissioned the creation of three new works, and welcomed more than 60,000 people while maintaining free admission for all.

Learn more about Chicago Dancing Festival.