Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre in performance (photo courtesy of Cerqua Rivera).

Audience Architects, a Chicago non-profit providing services to more than 200 professional dance organizations in and around the Windy City, celebrates its sixth anniversary next week at its annual “Rhythm & Brews” benefit. The event will take place on Tuesday, September 9 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Lagunitas Brewery Chicago, 1843 S. Washtenaw Ave, Chicago. 

Audience Architects is inviting the general public to attend the fall dance season kick-off with a celebratory bash comprised of dancers, artistic directors, and arts managers from more than 50 different Chicago area dance organizations. Highlights of the evening are to include South of the Border cuisine, a variety of Lagunitas craft beers, French wine, salsa classes led by dancers from Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, and a variety of raffle prizes. “Rhythm & Brews” is co-chaired by Audience Architects Board members Carol Fox and Judie Moore Green. Festive attire is suggested and tickets are available in advance or at the door (subject to availability).

Among the prizes to be raffled at the event are a two night stay at Hotel Felix in downtown Chicago, an exclusive VIP pass to EXPO Chicago on September 18, an iPod Nano, and a signed copy of the recent autobiography Life In Motion – an Unlikely Ballerina by Misty Copeland, soloist for American Ballet Theatre. Audience Architects’ mission is to provide Chicago dance companies with increased visibility, expansive resources, and additional forums to showcase and share their talents. In addition to their flagship program, SeeChicagoDance.com (a comprehensive online resource for information on dance events throughout Chicagoland), AARCH offers its more than 200 constituents venues and studios in Chicago, professional development and audience building services.

For more information about the upcoming benefit, call 312.846.6357 or visit seechicagodance.com/event/rhythm-brews.

Audience Architects to Celebrate 6 Years with "Rhythm and Blues" Benefit