River North Dance Chicago: Simply Miles, Simply Us as Part of the Miles Davis Festival
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River North Artistic Director Frank Chaves takes his inspiration from the legendary career of American jazz composer and trumpeter Miles Davis to celebrate the 85th anniversary of his birth with a piece titled Simply Miles, Simply Us.
About River North Dance Chicago
Founded in 1989 by four visionary dancers/choreographers, River North Dance Chicago has established itself as one of Chicago’s leading dance companies, receiving critical acclaim both on a national and international level. Under the direction of Artistic Director Frank Chaves, the jazz-based contemporary company embodies a true flavor of “Americana” in its dynamic repertoire.
From Frank Chaves to the dancers whose artistry and talent have mesmerized a nation, River North Chicago Dance Company brings a bold standard of excellence to the cultural landscape of many communities. The Company is recognized for its highly skilled and emotive dancers, stimulating music, and bold and commanding choreography.
Its tremendous growth in popularity has catapulted it from a local dance "group" to the status of one of the country's most dynamic, nationally recognized professional companies. Each season, the Company brings energetic, marvelously trained performers and a gutsy, entertaining repertoire to thousands of new fans.
The works demonstrate depth and sophistication, yet what remains constant is the commitment to creating an accessible, enriching experience for audiences comprised of seasoned dance patrons as well as those having their first encounter with concert dance.