Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago Alum Performs in Thodos Dance Chicago’s 25th Anniversary Celebration March 11

Thodos Dance Chicago, whose ensemble includes Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago alumnus Richard Peña ’15, a graduate of the Dance Center’s BA Program in Dance, will celebrate its 25th anniversary season Saturday, March 11, with Full Circle, an evening of dance celebrating a quarter century of the company’s innovation and artistry. This one-night-only celebration concert starts at 7:30 PM at the historic Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress, in downtown Chicago. The evening will feature The Wheel Trilogy, a retrospective world premiere. The Wheel Trilogy consists of three dances choreographed by Melissa Thodos: Reaching There (1986), Getting There (2011), and There, the final piece in the trilogy, which will have its world premiere on this program — the only time The Wheel Trilogy will ever be performed in full.

Also on the program are the Chicago premiere of Nos Duraturi, a dramatic commentary on mankind’s ability to endure by legendary choreographer Bella Lewitzky, and three Chicago premieres: Changing Strangers, by Melissa Thodos, a new work touching on partnership and distance that boasts her singular fluid, kinetic style; Acid Reign, in which TDC guest choreographer Brian Enos answers the question “what might a celebration look like on another planet in the future?”; and Uncovering, by Thodos ensemble member Briana Robinson, a lovely piece born from the company’s 2016 New Dances in-house choreography series. For tickets, call 312-341-2300 or click here.