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Chicago Dance Crash brings hip-hop fusion street dance to GSU stage

Chicago Dance Crash will perform the dance theatre piece “Evil and Good” at 8 p.m. on Oct. 22 at Governors State University’s Center for Performing Arts.

Chicago Dance Crash has emerged as the premier fusion-style contemporary dance company in the Midwest. Emphasizing a unique mission of both athleticism and accessibility. The Crash aesthetic is most notably recognized by its combination of concert and hip-hop techniques in works ranging from full length productions to repertory pieces and freestyles.

Fans of modern and contemporary styles will recognize and appreciate Chicago Dance Crash’s interpretations.

The company’s artistic director, Jessica Deahr, teamed up with Culture Shock Chicago’s Christopher Courtney to conceptualize and choreograph the new work.

 “We’ve been getting a lot of requests lately to feature the street dance portion of our aesthetic a little more,” said Deahr. “That, and I’ve been wanting to work on movement that doesn’t have to forward a particular plot point or device to keep choices more in the moment. So it should be fun.”

“We’re excited to bring this Chicago-based company back to showcase their versatility, thanks to a partnership with the Chicago Community Trust. GSU is the perfect place for Chicago Dance Crash to start its national tour. We welcome the community to the stage all the time, and that’s really what they’re doing with this piece,” says Lana Rogachevskaya, the center’s executive director.

Tickets are $28, or $10 for students.  High school students are $5 with valid ID shown at the box office. Online tickets can be purchase through CenterTickets.net, in person at the GSU Center for Performing Arts box office, or by calling 708-235-2222.

 

 

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