Dance in the Parks is a performance company whose mission is to bring free, professional dance performances to new audiences in Chicago's most accessible venues: neighborhood parks. We hope to expose audiences unfamiliar with dance to the art form as well as to local performers and choreographers in a relaxed, casual atmosphere.
2021 is Dance in the Parks' 13th performance season - and we're so excited to be back in the parks after a year of digital dancing. In partnership with the Chicago Park District and as part of Night Out in the Parks, Dance in the Parks will present 5 live performances and 3 video installations that will allow audiences to walk through the park to see pieces from our 2020 digital season projected on existing surfaces.
Our 2021 season choreographers are Valeri Alpert, Lauren Blane Bogren, Ashley Deran & Emily Loar, Brian Hare, Chloe Jensen, Joe Musiel, and Sarita Smith-Childs. They created works on dancers Erin Bates, Marco Clemente, Sam Crouch, Katy Fedrigon, Kyra Laster, Teagan Reed, and Fernando Rodriguez.