“Breathtakingly athletic,” “powerfully beautiful,” performing “vibrant choreography” are among the ways audiences and press describe Thodos Dance Chicago (TDC). For the past 23 years, this ensemble of twelve versatile dance artists has performed with a captivating style using a variety of dance forms. TDC is now in its 24th season.
Highlights of the Company’s annual performance season include its home concerts, national and international touring engagements and the critically acclaimed New Dances choreography performance series. The Company has performed in 79 venues in 26 states, as well as many foreign countries.
Thodos Dance Chicago features the American voice in contemporary dance. In addition to award winning repertory works, it has created two critically acclaimed story ballets, both named as one of the top performances by the Chicago Sun-Times. These are great American stories brought to life through movement and music:
“A Light in the Dark,” based on the life of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan (as told in the classic book and play “The Miracle Worker”).
“The White City,” based on the extraordinary events of the Columbian Exposition of 1893 (as told in the best-selling book “Devil in the White City”).
TDC performs a diverse array of works created by renown American choreographers: Bob Fosse, Ann Reinking, Lar Lubovitch, Shapiro & Smith, Lucas Crandall, Jon Lehrer, Michael Anderson, Zachary Whittenburg, Amy Ernst, Ron De Jesús and Gustavo Ramírez Sansano. In addition, TDC ensemble members themselves create highly-charged, illuminating world premieres every year in the Company’s acclaimed New Dances choreography series. Selected works from the series are chosen to become part of the Company’s repertoire each year. Other works from New Dances have been performed by The Joffrey Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and other companies across the U.S.