Thodos Dance Chicago Tickets
Thodos Dance Chicago (TDC) is an internationally acclaimed dance company that presents a synthesis of contemporary and classical dance routines known for their agility and athleticism. Coming into existence in 1992, TDC’s worldwide acclaim has grown by the day. Hence receiving an ecstatic response by the media critics. The Chicago Reader states “The company’s repertoire is so rich-the dancers are superb.” Moreover, it is the presence of prolific choreographers like Amy Ernst, Ron De Jesus, Michael Anderson, Ann Reinking, Lar Lubovitch and Shapiro & Smith that has helped the company reach professional heights. Thus encouraging the dancers to push the envelope and take the risk of doing out-of-the-ordinary dance routines. It comes as no surprise that today Thodos Dance Chicago is recognized as one of the most innovative dance companies in America. So if the run-of-the-mill dance styles get you down then the upcoming event will surely get you rebooted. Get your Thodos Dance Chicago tickets and become part of one of the most happening shows.
Throughout the years TDC has performed at some of the most prestigious dance venues such as Gerald E. Wilson Auditorium (Alaska), Valdez Civic Center (Alaska), Harris Theater for Music and Dance (Chicago), Indiana Repertorie Theatre (Indianapolis) and Moser Theatre in Portland are just a handful. Other than that the company has also made its presence known at many international festivals including the International Istanbul Dance Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Ankara Music and Dance Festival, Busan International Dance Festival and Jacob?s Pillow Dance Festival etc. Since its inception, TDC has collaborated with many artists, musicians and orchestras to provide the audiences with world-class shows. Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Remy Bumppo Theater, Fulcrum Point New Music Project are some of the names the company has had its association with. Apart from putting up one-of-a-kind dance shows Thodor Dance Chicago is also dedicated to educating the youth through its Educational Outreach Programs. These programs consist of master classes, workshops and lecture demonstrations. Thereby benefitting students at all levels.
Another important factor in flourishing the company has been the contribution of guest choreographers such as KT Nelson, Zachary Whittenburg, Ann Reinking, Brock Clawson, Shapiro & Smith and Michael Anderson. The ballet titled The Velveteen Rabbit has become KT Nelson’s identity ever since she choreographed it. Nelson became part of ODC Dance Jam in 1976 and has choreographed more than sixty works. She has been a recipient of Isadora Duncan Award thrice in 1987, 1996 and 2001, while also receiving California Educators Artists Award and Daisy Award. RingrounRozi, one of her collaborations was performed at Tanzmessa International Dance Festival. She has collaborated with Bobby McFerrin, Geoff Hoyle, Zap Mama, Marcelo Zarvos, Kim Turos, Gina Leishman and others over the years. Brock Clawson is another name having an affiliation with Thodos Dance Chicago. He has been credited for the world premiere of Nine in 2008. He studied with Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago and has worked with many established companies. Mad Shak Dance Company, River North Chicago Dance Company, The 58 Group, Rasa Dance Chicago are a few to begin with. He has been touted as "a real stunner" by The Chicago Sun Times.
Southern Utah University graduate Michael Anderson has danced for twelve years with Joffery Ballet essaying different roles in a number of ballets including The Nutcracker, Parade and Rodeo. He has worked with Michigan Ballet Theatre, The American Folk Ballet, Tulsa (OK) Ballet Theater etc. Anderson has also been seen in two movies; Save the Last Dance and The Company. His work Timelines for TDC premiered in 2004. He has been in the news lately for Solace which premiered in March at Southern Utah University. Ann Reinking’s professional credits include world premieres of Caution: Side Effects, White City: Chicago’s Columbian Exposition of 1983 and Rossini Recess: What Dancers Would Do If They Still Could Go Out and Play. The Drama Desk Award winner is best known for choreographing the 1997 musical Chicago which won her several accolades. To find out which choreographer stands out at the next event get hold of Thodos Dance Chicago tickets.