North Central College - Naperville, IL

River North Chicago Dance Company performs Jan. 29

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Contact: Ted Slowik, director of PR and media relations, 630-637-5307

Dec. 9, 2010—River North Chicago Dance Company previews the world premiere of a tango program featuring two Argentinean superstar dancers Jan. 29 at North Central College.

The evening will feature a preview of a highly anticipated world premiere suite of tangos by Argentinean dancers and choreographers Sabrina and Ruben Veliz. The husband and wife team has toured the globe performing in countless high-profile festivals and engagements. The tangos will feature 12 River North dancers.

The performance begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $25 and $15; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

The program includes: Duets, a compilation of Artistic Director Frank Chaves’ most celebrated and sensual duets, The Mourning, Fixe and At Last; Evolution of a Dream, a 2009 full-company re-envisioning of the company’s classic 1992 signature work, Reality of a Dreamer by Co-Artistic Director Emerita Sherry Zunker, set to a new version of the original song, “Sweet Dreams,” by Eurythmics co-composers David Stewart and His Rock Fabulous Orchestra and Annie Lennox; and Love Will Follow, a 2001 elegant and romantic piece by Chaves set to the music of Kenny Loggins and choreographed for six couples.

The company will perform the world premiere of the tango program Feb. 11-13 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Chicago.

River North Chicago Dance Company is dedicated to the creative advancement, presentation and preservation of jazz-based contemporary dance worldwide. The works demonstrate depth and sophistication yet remain committed to creating an accessible, enriching experience for audiences. Seasoned dance patrons as well as those having their first encounter with concert dance will enjoy River North.

The Chicago Sun-Times says River North Chicago Dance Company boasts “the repertoire and the dancers of a top-flight company … This is one sleek, confident, athletic, daring, versatile company that easily can compete with the best of them.” Visit rivernorthchicago.com to learn more.

North Central College’s 2010-2011 Sesquicentennial Fine & Performing Arts Season is supported by a generous grant from the Illinois Arts Council. USG Corporation and Navistar, Inc. are underwriting sponsors.

This performance is one of many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).

11-11-2010