TDC’s Sono’s Journey


Sono’s Journey, created and choreographed by Melissa Thodos, is a full company, contemporary dance story that artistically reflects the life of acclaimed dancer Sono Osato’s incredible journey.  Her roots as a young Japanese-American girl in Chicago led to Sono’s defining audition on the Auditorium Theatre stage that launched her international dance career at age 14.

Premiered on January 9, 2016 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University as part of the “Made In Chicago” Dance Series

A major gift was made possible for this production by The Sono and Victor Elmaleh Foundation.


Watch this trailer to learn more about Sono’s incredible story.

Watch excerpts from the performance.




Chicago Sun Times    Hedy Weiss 

Chicago Tribune     Laura Molzahn

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