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The mission of Aerial Dance Chicago is to generate a positive impact on humanity through the art of aerial dance. With innovative choreography, engaging performances and energizing hands-on experiences, our programs enrich, educate, connect and strengthen people of all walks of life.
Aerial Dance Chicago (formerly AMEBA Acrobatic & Aerial Dance) was founded in 1999 with the vision of combining the athleticism and adventure of acrobatic movement with the creative voice of contemporary dance. In 2003, Aerial Dance Chicago was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Characterized by thrilling physicality and originality, the company's work has been presented across the United States at museums, schools, universities and festivals, including popular hometown venues such as Navy Pier, Museum of Science & Industry and Millennium Park.
Today, Aerial Dance Chicago delivers an underrepresented art form to the diverse cultural spectrum in Chicago. As the company moves forward, creating, performing, teaching and stretching the boundaries of dance, it continues to build a dedicated following of audience members and students.
Aerial Dance Chicago is a nonprofit dance company dedicated to creation, performance, and instruction in the field of aerial dance.
A leader in the field
The art of aerial dance makes use of a variety of rigging techniques to access the creative and physical possibilities of vertical dance space. Aerial Dance Chicago has become a leader in the field and an integral part of the international movement toward the development of this art form.
A vision to fly
Under the Artistic Direction of dancer/choreographer and National Champion Acrobat Chloe Jensen, Aerial Dance Chicago has a vision of taking dancers into flight. Incorporating a variety of apparatus such as suspended fabrics, bungee cords, hoops, swings and ropes, company artists delve into the expressive potential of a multi-dimensional dance floor and transcend assumed limits of dance.
The company inspires everyday people to challenge their own assumed limits to reveal undiscovered potential. Through highly original and physical programming, the company reawakens humanity's craving for live, kinetic and creative experiences and contributes to the health and empowerment of the community.A one-of-a-kind style
Aerial Dance Chicago distinguishes itself by blending inventive aerial choreography with an original contemporary style on the traditional dance floor, as well as retaining a strong dance aesthetic in its airborne choreography.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Aerial Dance Chicago has "justified its commitment to broadening the scope of dance and demonstrating that aerial work can achieve the beauty and poetry of genuine art."
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