Local Choreographer and Dance
Students Perform in Chicago
From Eye On Urbana November 2002
Christine Rich, owner of
Christine Rich Dance Studio
has been invited back as a
choreographer for Dance Chicago 2002 at the Athenaeum Theater
in Chicago. Christine has choreographed three world premieres
which will debut there this month.
As the winner of 2001 Dance
Slam, Christine Rich was asked to choreograph a piece to
appear in this year's festival. Christine enthusiastically
set about choreographing a concert dance piece and decided on
multigenerational jazz choreography with a story line set to
music by Michael Jackson.
"It is an honor to be on this
program alongside Chicago's greats," said Rich.
Since Christine Rich Studio
is the official school of Christine Rich Dance Theater,
Andrew Cribbett and Becky Ramos, who are students of CRS,
will also be dancing.
Dance Chicago is the largest
dance festival in the country for professional dance
companies and choreographers, and is held annually over a
five-week period each November. New dance companies must
audition with a pre-approved appearance in the Dance Slam
program during the festival. The winner of Dance Slam is then
invited back the following year.
Rich decided that she would
incorporate her other passion of choreographing concert dance
through the Christine Rich Dance Theater. Dance Chicago 2002
will be an enormously beneficial experience not only for our
CRS students who are performing, but for our other students
(who may also one day perform in this festival) to go as
audience members, to watch and support everyone involved.
Christine is grateful that
she can facilitate the opportunity for serious students to
have the rare opportunity to dance on a professional stage
with professional dancers at such an early age. Christine
encourages all of our dance families to attend as much of
Dance Chicago as possible as it is an excellent showcase of
the best dance talents in Chicago. Go to www.dancechicago.com for schedules and ticket information as
well as directions to the theater.