Coming off the tail end of Women’s History Month, Chicago is celebrating a number of female choreographers throughout the month of April. This weekend – April 1 & 2, 8 pm – at the Ruth Page Center, Core Project presents Going Dutch: An Eventing of Female Voices. The night will feature 17 female artists presenting choreography, performance and installation art. (Shout out to Laura Chiaramonte and Joanna Rosenthal!)
Also this weekend – April 1 & 2 – at Northeastern University Auditorium, Concert Dance Inc, lead by Artistic Director Venetia Stifler, celebrates 30 years of dancemaking. (Look for an interview with Stifler coming shortly.)
April 15-17, Trisha Brown brings her company and post-modern twist to the MCA. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the troupe will perform four pieces including the Chicago premiere of Pygmalion.
Later in the month – April 22 & 23, 28 – 30 – Chicago Dancemakers Forum lab artist Julia Rae Antonich premieres the last installment of her Duologue project at Curtis Hall in the Fine Arts Building. The work explores duality in movement forms and what it means to be a duet artist and is titled Commissura.
Also on April 29 & 30, Mordine & Co, now in its 42nd season, perform at the Ruth Page Center. Lead by Shirley Mordine, NEXT 2011 will feature a world premiere from Mordine, as well as a new work from Alitra Cartman, Mordine & Co’s 2011 Emerging Artist.
Merde to all the artists! Let’s keep supporting the ladies in Chicago’s dance community.