Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which supports the health and wellness of Chicago's professional dance community, announced an expanded lineup and program for the 30th anniversary of its annual fundraiser, Dance for Life, which takes place in person Thursday, Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. (new start time) at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.
For the first time in the event's history, admission is free.
The complete lineup of companies includes DanceWorks Chicago, Giordano Dance Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, The Joffrey Ballet, Movement Revolution Dance Crew, PARA.MAR Dance Theatre, South Chicago Dance Theatre, Trinity Irish Dance Company, and Visceral Dance Chicago.
Randy Duncan will choreograph a world-premiere finale using dancers from the Chicago area, with original music by Ira Antelis. The program also includes a film by Winifred Haun & Dancers.
Admission for lawn viewing is free; premium bowl seating is available for a $300 minimum donation.
For information and to make a contribution, visit chicagodancersunited.org/events. All programming is subject to change.