Thursday, November 07, 2013

River North Dance Chicago takes the stage Nov. 20 at SMU

WINONA, Minn. — Celebrated for creating vital connections between dancer and audience as well as presenting gutsy and entertaining repertoire, River North Dance Chicago will combine athletic prowess and artistic perspective with bold, theatrical flair during their show Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Saint Mary’s University.

The Page Series presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Page Theatre.

Under the artistic direction of Frank Chaves, River North Dance Chicago demonstrates depth and sophistication with a commitment to creating an accessible, enriching experience for audiences. Chaves aims for audiences to feel the complete spectrum of human emotions in a single evening. He wants them to leave feeling joyful and exhilarated at the end of each program.

Founded in 1989, the company is recognized as one of Chicago’s leading dance companies, receiving critical acclaim both on a national and international level. The dancers will present a mixed repertoire including “Simply Miles,” featuring the music of Miles Davis, and “SUPER STRAIGHT is Coming Down,” as well as other pieces from their 20-year repertoire.

Tickets are 
$27 for adults and $24 for seniors and students and are available at or at the SMU Box Office, (507) 457-1715, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Pre-show talk

Join Tammy Schmidt, SMU assistant professor of dance, for a conversation with the River North Dance Chicago company manager about the process of setting dances, training, and the history of the dance company, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. The conversation will end in plenty of time for the show.