GLEN ELLYN, IL—Two of Chicago’s most compelling dance companies, Same Planet/Different World and Visceral Dance Chicago, are coming to the McAninch Arts Center (MAC), located on the campus of College of DuPage (COD), for free, public lecture demonstrations providing insight into dance and their creative process.

Both companies will offer 60-minute workshops in the MAC’s intimate Playhouse Theatre and feature 40 minutes of dance performance, followed by a 20-minute Q&A session. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 630.942.4000.

Jon Sloven, adjunct dance faculty at College of DuPage shares, “The purpose of these events is to provide COD dance students and the public the chance to see works by two dynamic Chicago companies as well as provide opportunities for area artists to workshop their pieces.”

Founded in 1997, Same Planet/Different World (SPDW)  is known for its theatricality, athleticism, tenacity and accessibility for its audiences. The company maintains an ever-evolving body of work by established and emerging artists from across the country.

Visceral Dance Chicago (VDC) founded in 2013 by artistic director Nick Pupillo, is a contemporary Chicago-based dance company dedicated to a bold and progressive world of movement. The company's spring 2015 season will feature world premieres by Brian Enos and Pupillo. VCD was recently named to Dance Magazine’s “Top 25 To Watch” list for 2015.

The SPDW and VDC workshops precede College of DuPage's Spring Dance Concert scheduled for Friday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. This concert will feature choreography by dance faculty and selected student choreographers.

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Visceral Dance Chicago in "Changes" by Mónica Cervantes Rodríguez(photo courtesy of Visceral Dance Chicago).

Dynamic  Workshops on Tap from Two Area Dance Companies at The MAC