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Jazz, Ballet, and Contemporary Styles Blend Seamlessly in the Work of River North Dance Chicago

On this installment of ST, we speak by phone with Frank Chaves, the artistic director of River North Dance Chicago, a critically acclaimed dance organization, founded in 1989, that continues to perform at leading venues around the world. This company is recognized for its skilled and emotive dancers, stimulating music, and bold choreography. Chaves, who's also the company's main choreographer (and who's been with the company for two decades now), tells us that River North Dance Chicago is especially dedicated to merging jazz, ballet, and contemporary styles of movement. Chaves also his explains why he, as the company's leader, is very passionate about promoting the work of American choreographers. At the instigation of Choregus Productions, River North Dance Chicago will soon perform here in Tulsa, on Saturday the 19th (at 8pm) and Sunday the 20th (at 3pm), with both shows happening at the Helmerich Theatre in Cascia Hall School. (You can learn more about these shows, and buy tickets for same, at this link, and you can read a detailed bio for Frank Chaves here.)

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