And Now for the Dancing Pants!
Chicago Dance Crash (CDC) and Artistic Director Jessica Deahr are proud to regain their sense of humor with the world premiere of "And Now for the Dancing Pants!", fit for all ages, playing at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts,Dec. 2-10. "Dancing Pants!" is conceived by Deahr with choreography by Belle Jensen, Adam McGaw, Richard Ashworth, Stephanie Paul, and CDC Senior Company Member Kaitlin Webster. The show also features an original recording of Silversteins works narrated by local rapper Al Tamper and a live introduction by local emcee Mr. Mattrick Swayze.
Chicago native Shel Silverstein was a Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter, cartoonist, and poet of some of the most renowned American childrens books of all time. Crash will happily turn, leap, pop, and lock to some of his most memorable works from books including Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and Falling Up. His writings (only a step or two away from present-day hip hop rhythms) serve as an ideal springboard for CDCs trademarked fusion-style aesthetic of mixing the most athletic aspects of street styles and concert forms into one cohesive blend. This Decembers production will be the companys ONLY local premiere until the summer of 2017 so come one, come all!
The cast for "Dancing Pants!" includes: The Chicago Dance Crash 2016 Performance Ensemble of Kaitlin Webster, David Ingram, KC Bevis, Brian Humpherys, Zak McMahon, Kelsey Reiter, and Porscha Spells.
The Dancing Pants! Artistic team includes: Jessica Deahr (director & co-choreographer), co-choreographers Belle Jensen, Adam McGaw, Richard Ashworth, Stephanie Paul, and Kaitlin Webster with Lighting Design by Erik Barry and original poetry narration by Al Tamper.
The Ruth Page Center for the Arts (View)
1016 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60610
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|