Luna Negra Dance Theater just announced it is ceasing operations due to financial constraints – effective immediately – until further notice. As you know, the company has been in turmoil for the past couple of months with laying off dancers and the exit of Artistic Director Gustavo Ramiraz Sansano, but this is the worst possible outcome. Very sad news.
Here’s a statement by Board President Jorge Solis from the press release:
“Luna Negra is very proud of having provided a wonderful medium in which to celebrate and showcase Latino inspired dance in the city of Chicago. Sharing the rich Latino culture has been a source of pride and inspiration to all those involved with the company over the last 14 years. It’s been tremendously difficult to come to the conclusion to cease operations, but the financial reality could not be avoided any longer,” said Jorge Solis, Board President for Luna Negra Dance Theater.