Harris Theater for Music and Dance

Sono’s Journey

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

Sono's Journey, created and choreographed by Melissa Thodos, is a full company, contemporary dance story that artistically reflects the life of acclaimed Japanese-American dancer Sono Osato's incredible journey, from her roots as a young girl in Chicago, to her defining audition on the Auditorium Theatre stage that launched her international dance career at age 14 with the original Ballets Russe de Monte Carlo, to her position today as one of the most inspirational, barrier-breaking artists ever in American dance.

Sono's Journey had its world premiere at Chicago's Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on January 9, 2016. This new dance story is the third new work to emerge from TDC's American Dance Legacy Project, which is dedicated to keeping the creative voice on stage of renowned American dance artists no longer visible to the public. Sono's Journey joins Fosse Trilogy and several works by Chicago modern dance legend Sybil Shearer.

We respectfully invite you to SUPPORT the continued development of Sono's Journey by becoming a sponsor now.

A big thank you to the wonderful sponsors who have partnered with TDC on this historic journey to date!

Lead Sponsors
The Sono and Victor Elmaleh Foundation
Project 120
The Garden of the Phoenix Foundation

Major Sponsors
Anonymous, Joyce and Bruce Chelberg, Patti Eylar and Charles Gardner, The Fribourg Family

Benefactor Sponsors
Concert Artists Guild

Patron Sponsors
Jody and John Arnhold, Alex Dubé, Wende Fox Lawson and Jim Lawson, Monty Guild, Sharon and Bill Lear, Heather McWilliams and Fred Fischer

Supporting Sponsors
Lesli Babbs, The Bernstein Family Foundation, Compliance Program Management LLC, Sonia Cooke, Donald Hunter and Lewis Lampiris, Gail and Bob Loveman, Stephanie and George Mantis, Elaine and Arthur Margulis, Brigid McGrath and Jon Najarian, Carlette McMullan and John Gibbons, Shannon Raglin, Diane H. and Paul C. Reilly, Elizabeth and Jeff Sharp, U.S.-Japan Council, Kim Vatis

Participating Sponsors
Anonymous, Dr. Nehama Dresner and Mark Herman, Kathryn, Richard and Emma Hyer, Joseph Marich, Michael Nugent, Dr. John Pak and Jeehyun Lee