CHICAGO, IL â€” The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago explores the ways Africanist and Latin@ aesthetics influence each other in its 2014 Afro-Latin@ Diaspora Summer Dance Intensive July 7â€“18.
Classes in Afro-Cuban, Afro-Brazilian, capoeira (Brazilian), Bomba y Plena (Puerto Rican), salsa (Cuban) and samba (Brazilian) dance styles are taught by Dance Center faculty and other special guest artists. Contra-Tiempo Artistic Director Ana Maria Alvarez teaches classes and conducts a workshop in Urban-Latin@ Dance Styles. Other instructors include Victor Alexander, Tosha Alston, Blanca Aviles, Dill Costa and Joshua Grainger,. Classes are open to students for college credit and to the general community.
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicagoâ€™s Afro-Latin@ Diaspora Summer Dance Intensive is presented in partnership with The Department of Performance Studies at Northwestern University, AfriCaribe and Latin Rhythms.
The Dance Center
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago is the cityâ€™s leading presenter of contemporary dance, showcasing artists of regional, national and international significance. The Dance Center has beenÂ named â€œChicagoâ€™s Best Dance Theatreâ€ byÂ Chicago magazine and â€œBest Dance Venueâ€ by theÂ Chicago Reader, and Time Out Chicago cited it as â€œâ€¦consistently offering one of Chicagoâ€™s strongest lineups of contemporary and experimental touring dance companies.â€ Programs of The Dance Center are supported, in part, by Alphawood Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince, New England Foundation for the Arts, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Irving Harris Foundation, National Performance Network and the Arts Midwest Touring Fund. Additional funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council. Special thanks to Friends of The Dance Center. For information, call 312-369-8330 or visit colum.edu/dancecenter.
Registration and performance Admission
The Dance Centerâ€™s 2014 Afro-Latin@ Diaspora Summer Dance Intensive takes place July 7â€“18. For a detailed schedule of classes, pricing for classes and workshops or tickets to the public performances, call 312-369-8330, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit colum.edu/dancecenter.