South Chicago Dance Theatre

At outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage: Aug 22

Event Dates
Thursday, Aug 22

6:00 PM Buy Tickets


South Chicago Dance Theatre
August 22, 2024

Pillow Debut

The outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage hosts South Chicago Dance Theatre for a special one-night-only performance on August 22. This performance includes a “Choose What You Pay” ticketing option, with a suggested ticket price of $25.

Founded by Kia S. Smith in 2017, South Chicago Dance Theatre (SCDT) is firmly rooted in the vibrant arts community and rich heritage of Chicago’s south side. Since its launch in 2017, the company has toured regionally, nationally, and internationally, and commissioned the choreographic work of renowned artists. Its collaborative initiatives have included music ensembles, television, opera, art museums, and public schools.

The Chicago Tribune lauds SCDT as “the next big thing to hit Chicago’s dance scene.” Smith was recently named a Rising Star in 2023 by Chicago Magazine, and one of 25 to Watch in 2024 by Dance Magazine, which praised Smith’s choreographic voice: “note-by-note precision, fluid torso movement, unexpected gesture, powerful unison.”

Smith is a 2021 alum of the The Ann & Weston Hicks Choreography Fellowship at The School at Jacob’s Pillow.

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