The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., has appointed choreographer Brian Brooks its first-ever choreographer in residence.
This residency provides $600,000 over three years that will fund choreographer compensation, commissioning and production support. The new residency will provide encouragement and allow choreographers to focus on creating one to three new works each season.
The first three companies chosen for commissions are Hubbard Street Dance Chicago ( 2016-17 season ), Miami City Ballet ( 2017-18 season ) and Brian Brooks Moving Company ( 2017-18 season ), with more to be announced. Each piece will either premiere at the Harris Theater, or will be presented by the Harris Theater after its premiere in another city.
The choreographer in residence at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance is made possible by the Jay Franke and David Herro Choreographer in Residence Fund, through the Imagine campaign.