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Dance Center announces 40th season lineup

Updated: April 2, 2013 8:27PM

The Dance Center of Columbia College will be marking its 40th anniversary during the 2013-2014 season. To celebrate it has assembled an action-packed lineup of local, national and international dance companies as follows:

— Susan Marshall & Company (Sept. 19-21): The New York-based troupe in the world premiere of “Play/Pause,” about the collision of high art and pop culture.

— Mordine & Co. (Oct. 3-5): A revival of the Chicago choreographer’s “I Haven’t Gone There,” inspired by the commedia dell’arte style, and featuring Chicago’s maverick marching band, Mucca Pazza.

— Same Planet Different World and Peter Carpenter Performance Project (Oct. 10-12): Performing a new work by Israeli-New York choreographer Netta Yerushalmy that suggests a stroll through an art musuem.

— Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co. (Oct. 24-26): Performing “Story/Time,” a chance-determined collage of dance, music and Jones’ own short stories.

— Khecari and The Humans (Feb. 6-8, 2014): Featuring three new works by Chicago-based choreographers Jonathan Meyer and Julia Rae Antonick, and Rachel Bunting.

— Compagnie Kafig (Feb. 20-22, 2014): Dancing the work of a hip-hop master of French-African background that explores Brazilian influences of samba, hip-hop and capoeira and the lives of favela dwellers.

— Raphael Xavier (Feb. 27-Mar. 1, 2014): Featuring “The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance,” which looks at rapper-breakdancer Xavier’s work and is directed by Ralph Lemon.

— Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan (March 14 and 16, 2014 at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress): Lin Hwai-min’s “Songs of Wanderers,” exploring Asian religious practices and Herman Hesse’s “Siddhartha, and featuring an epic shower of golden rice grains.

All performances except those by Cloud Gate are at the Dance Center at 1306 S. Michigan.

Tickets: (312) 369-8330 or visit

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