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COD Dance Department Hosts Fourth Annual Choreography Showcase and Competition


By Angela Mennecke

Experience new dance works by up-and-coming choreographers at the College of DuPage Dance Department’s Fourth Annual Choreography Showcase and Competition Saturday, July 28 in the Playhouse Theatre of the McAninch Arts Center at the Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.

Six featured choreographers will compete for cash awards ranging from $200-$750, as well as opportunities to be featured guests during the COD Dance Department’s 2018-2019 season. Dance artists competing in this year’s competition include Stephanie Cihlar (Chicago), “A Gilligan’s Island Fantasy”; Irina Goldman (Chicago), “Microcosm”; Joseph A. Hernandez (Chicago), “Stop. Pedal. Look.”; Courtney Krachaus (Aurora), “41, 87”; Tessa Ritchey (Oak Park), “Mug & Fuzz”; and Morgan Anthony Williams (Milwaukee), “Wash.”

The judging panel features an array of known Chicago dance artists, including Melissa Thodos, Artistic Director of Thodos Dance Chicago, and Cecilia Ferguson-Bell, winner of COD’s inaugural Choreography Showcase and Competition. Artists will be scored on creativity and originality.

Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults/seniors. For more information, contact Jon Sloven at

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