Celebrating its Silver Anniversary season in 2017, Thodos Dance Chicago will mount a major 25th Anniversary Gala to commemorate the company's 25 years as an integral part of Chicago's dance community.
On Saturday, February 4, 2017, hundreds of Thodos Dance Chicago friends, fans and supporters will gather at the Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark St., Chicago) for the Thodos Dance Chicago Full Circle Silver Anniversary Gala.
Honorary Chair and Broadway legend Ann Reinking will host the cocktail reception, followed by a silent auction, a performance with excerpts celebrating 25 years featuring current members of the Thodos Dance ensemble, dinner, and dancing to the popular band, Swing Assembly.
"What an honor to be a part of Chicago's thriving dance community,” said company founder and artistic director Melissa Thodos. “The beautiful Chicago History Museum is the ideal venue to celebrate our very special 'ride to 25' with our top supporters, marking 25 passionate years of dance with creativity, innovation and celebration.
Honorary Chair of the event is Ann Reinking, the Broadway legend and longtime Thodos Dance Chicago creative collaborator. Gala Committee Co-Chairs are Michael Anderson, former dancer with the Joffrey Ballet and TDC creative collaborator; former Thodos Dance ensemble member Jeanette Gordon, now Dance Program Director at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School; and Michael Nugent, longtime TDC supporter and president of The Nugent Network.
Proceeds from the Full Circle gala will support Thodos Dance Chicago's popular New Dances in-house choreography series, building Chicago's future choreographers and new works.
Always a highlight of Chicago's summer dance scene, New Dances 2017 will showcase the company's dancers' own, self-created works, Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16, 2017 at Chicago's Athenaeum Theatre.
The 25th Anniversary Gala celebration kicks off at 6 p.m. Tickets are $300; $2,500 for a table of 10. Recommended attire is cocktail attire. Guests may purchase tickets at thodosdancechicago.org or call (312) 266-6255 for more details.
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Melissa Thodos, Ann Reinking and Gary Chryst (far left) greeted VIPs at TDC's 2013 21 Club Gala