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CMC is one of Illinois' most celebrated modern dance companies. In honor of its superlative educational work, CMC has received Illinois Alliance for Arts Education Service Awards, the Katherine Dunham Award for Dedication to the Arts, and one of eight ArtsPlus grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. CMC has conducted successful residencies throughout Illinois' rural communities, suburban schools, metropolitan areas, and inner-city Chicago, most recently including Nettelhorst School and Marconi School in Chicago and Ogden School in La Grange. CMC Director Nana Shineflug is a master-teacher and senior Arts faculty member at Columbia College Chicago. A popular CMC residency-program is the student-performance Credenza and the Sun, a science-fable in which students work together to save the sun!
"The energy is awesome" (New York Times).
Chicago Moving Company is an award-winning modern dance company known nationwide for its concert work and groundbreaking educational programming. We bring dynamic, creative, and personal dance experiences to audiences and students. We are especially known for our in-school residencies - innovative programs, tailored to each school, that reach, involve, and educate the whole child (body, mind, and spirit). We provide professional, caring instruction: dance as a fine art, dance integrated with curriculum, the popular performance project (an inspiring student-created performance that can involve specific grades or the entire school community), and more. Our success stems from our wide experience and knowledge, love for what we do, and commitment to developing successful partnerships with school communities.
"This is modern dance at its highest stage of development" (Chicago Sun-Times