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The Lucky Plush ensemble used movement and comedy as storytelling elements in their work-in-progress piece presented Friday, Jan. 24.

Dance company ‘lucks’ out with ‘dreamy’ partnership with college’s Dance Center

February 2, 2020

The Lucky Plush show kicked off with a rare comedic beginning to its dance performance—a breathless, self-aware monologue on how the performance was already seven minutes late. A member of the ensemb...

The first dance and performance Between Gestures festival, which connects European dance to the Midwest, takes place Oct. 24 through Nov. 2, with two performances at Columbia’s Dance Center, Oct.24-25.

Dance Center begins to intertwine cultural dance and performance

October 7, 2019

Tanguy Accart moved to Chicago two years ago with one goal in mind—to build cultural connections between the Midwest and Europe, particularly France. Accart said there was barely any connection between them regarding contemp...

Emily Johnson's

‘Be open to being surprised’: 46th Dance Presenting Series kicks-off

August 26, 2019

With its diverse mix of dance styles, Emily Johnson's production was exactly what Ellen Chenoweth was looking for to start the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago's 46th season. Johnson's "Then a Cunn...

Fog lights were the only lighting choreographer Nora Chipaumire used in her performance. The lights resulted in dramatic shadows in the performance space on Oct 20. 

Dance Center performance challenges archetypes of masculinity

October 24, 2016

Preconceived notions of the African, black male body and how it has been affected by societal norms and colonialism were challenged through dance in the performance of “portrait of myself as my father....

“Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of SuperStrip,” Columbia’s Dance Center’s upcoming show, is the most visually technical work Chicago-based Lucky Plush Productions has ever done, according to ensemble member Meghann Wilkinson. 

Power-packed ensemble to perform at Dance Center

September 26, 2016

A multimedia dance production about over-the-hill superheroes creating a “think tank for do-gooders” will be featured at Columbia’s Dance Center Sept. 29–Oct. 1.Chicago-based dance and theater c...

The Natya Dance Theatre is a critically acclaimed Indian dance company that focuses on the Bharata Natyam style of dance.

Natya Dance Theatre performs world premiere at Columbia’s Dance Center

October 26, 2015

The Natya Dance Theatre, a critically acclaimed Indian dance company, premiered its latest work, “Varna - Colors of White,” Oct. 22 at Columbia’s Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., as part of the ...

The designs of Dillon Halford, a freshman fashion studies major, and Anne Tilma, a 2015 fashion studies alumna were chosen to be sold online through the United Airlines shop.

Student designs showcased by United Airlines

October 19, 2015

A current Columbia student and a recent graduate won a design competition as the culmination of a three-day workshop that required them to promote sustainability for United Airlines.The airline partnered wi...

“BLOODLINES” will be the first performance of the Dance Presenting Series 2015—2016 season.

Dance Center welcomes return of Stephen Petronio Company

September 28, 2015

The world-renowned Stephen Petronio Company is set to premiere its latest project, “BLOODLINES,” Oct. 1 at Columbia’s Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave. The Stephen Petronio Company has perfor...

Planned Parenthood bill denies women basic healthcare

By Editorial Board

September 28, 2015

In a 241-187 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Sept. 18 to temporarily suspend all funding to Planned Parenthood. The Senate rejected the bill, titled “Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015,” in a 52-47 vote on Sept. 24. The bill was intended to block federal funding to the family-planning organization and its clinics for one year unless the clinics discontinued their abortion services. According to the...

The B-Fresh: Holistic Hip-Hop festival took place in October as part of the “B-Hip-Hop” series organized by Sage Morgan-Hubbard, academic partnership coordinator for the Dance Department. The next phase of the series, titled “B-Real: A Look Inside Urban Movements,” will take place Feb. 17 through March 1. The series will feature two professional dance organizations and focus on hip-hop music and culture.

Underground hip-hop events dance on campus

February 17, 2014

Columbia’s Dance Center is partnering with the School of Fine & Performing Arts and the Radio Department to present “B-Real: A Look Inside Urban Movements,” a collaboration of international hip-hop dance workshops and performances scheduled to take place Feb. 17 through ...

Nutella, originally from Italy, is a connecting centerpiece for Multilingual Connection's Italian lessons.

Nutella Day spreads to Chicago

February 10, 2014

Chocolate and hazelnut will transcend cultural boundaries Feb. 16 from 1 p.m.— 4 p.m. at 2518 W. Armitage Ave.Multilingual Connections will host the Chicago Nutella Day party, a Nutella-themed party with Nutella-inspire...

Interactive art

By Biana Smith

January 27, 2014

The Chicago Cultural Center has hosted many art exhibits in its time, but the historic institution will make itself the center  of  attention with its upcoming exhibition “aroundcenter”.From Feb. 1 to April 27, “aroundcenter” will explore the architectural and historical importance of the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., through multiple artistic mediums such as painting, sculpture and videography, a...

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