Saturday, November 17, 2012

DanceWorks Chicago's New Avenues/Nuevas Aventuras

New Avenues/Nuevas Aventuras, DanceWorks Chicago's three-week cultural exchange project generously sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation's International Connections Fund, is heading for a finale this weekend after another action-packed week.

Last Sunday, DWC welcomed 124 dancers from across Mexico to our first-ever international audition, hosted by our partner, Escuela Nacional de Danza Clasica y Contemporanea. EXCITING! The focus of Week #3, however, is our collaboration with the Carlos Chavez Youth Orchestra on Magical Movements, a one-hour orchestral program developed in collaboration with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to be performed at two different venues this weekend. Speaking of magical movements, we are getting the full experience here in Mexico with earthquake #2 earlier this week. Always moving!?

We are grateful for the opportunity to connect with artists and audiences across borders. Cultural exchange makes us all more knowledgeable citizens of the world, better able to contribute to a richer environment.

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