“Hedwig Dances is a vector pointed at bracing physicality matched by confident theater…”
— Zachary Whittenburg, Chicago Dance Critic
“Hedwig Dances, always a small, serious cultural vanguard and leader in the dance community… “
— Angela Allyn, Chicago Stage Standard
“[Hedwig Dances demonstrates] a deep seriousness of purpose, a hieratic, almost devotional aura and an evident passion for their work.”
— Chris Atamian, New York City Dance Critic
“Hedwig Dances…is so imaginative and effective that you have a feeling of seeing something brand new, a Company full of innovation and forward-looking ideas.”
For over 30 years, Hedwig Dances has delivered captivating dance theater performances to its audiences. The critically acclaimed and award-winning dance ensemble’s bold, interdisciplinary collaborations combine poetic choreography with sculptural artifacts, projected images, and haunting original music. Hedwig Dances’ performances resonate with complexity and depth while provoking emotion, connection, and wonder. Hedwig Dances has been presented in more than 1,500 performances at venues across the country and throughout Chicago, including frequent performances at the Chicago Cultural Center and seven seasons at The Dance Center of Columbia College. The Company has toured nationally and internationally to countries such as including Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Honduras and Mexico.
Photo by William Frederking
Hedwig Dances’ Educational and Community Programs sparks environments for creative learning and appreciation to both children and adults. Whether at schools, community centers, or public spaces, Hedwig Dances’ approaches dance education with vibrant energy and knowledge.
Photo by Vin Reed