DANCEWORKS CHICAGO (DWC) is committed to build a foundation for the individual artistic growth of dancers and choreographers, providing a laboratory from which early career artists propel themselves and the art form to a new level through training, collaboration, mentorship, and performance.
Led with integrity by Co-founder and Artistic Director Julie Nakagawa, DWC fills a niche in the dance ecosystem investing in and shining a spotlight on the individual artists. Dancers are encouraged to explore their technical capability as well as their artistic curiosity in an individualized and deeply personal approach with the goal of nurturing passionate, articulate artists able to make meaningful contributions to the art form.
Choreographically, DWC looks to uncover new voices while also embracing opportunities to connect with more established choreographers providing mentorship and perspective for all involved. DWC says: Welcoming the public to engage with the DWC-family to build context around the work of art is both our pleasure and our duty as a good dance citizen.
The motto of DWC is: Always Moving.