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Chicago Latino Dance Festival
The International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago proudly presents the first ever Chicago Latino Dance Festival, a four-week celebration of the rich variety and versatility of Iberoamerican dance and of Chicago’s thriving dance scene. 37 Chicago-area groups will participate, representing such disciplines and regions as Puerto Rican bomba and plena, Brazilian samba, flamenco, Belizean punta, Haitian traditional, Chilean cueca, indigenous dances from the Quechua, Purepecha and Zapotec nations, tango and contemporary dance, among others.
The festival will be held from September 17 to October 12 in four separate venues: the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th St. (Sunday, September 17); Old Town School of Folk Music, Maurer Auditorium, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave. (Saturday, September 23); the Global Peace Picnic’s ¡Súbelo! Stage part of the World Music Festival, Humboldt Park Boathouse, 1301 N. Sacramento Avenue (Saturday, September 30); and the Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, 4048 W. Armitage Ave. (Thursday, October 12). Admission to all four days of the festival is FREE, however you are encouraged to reserve your spot in advance.