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La Femme Dance Festival is a 3-day biennial celebration of women in dance that brings choreographic works created by women of the Black/African Diaspora to Chicago audiences.

The 2024 festival kicks off with a VIP Opening Reception on Thursday, March 14 at 6 p.m. at the Arts Club of Chicago featuring a fireside chat with legendary Emmy-nominated choreographer and dancer Fatima Robinson, a luminary in the realms of hip-hop and popular music choreography. Ms. Robinson will also lead a transformative masterclass and Q& A for

professional dancers at Red Clay Dance Company’s Center for Excellence on Friday, March 15 at 12 p.m. The festival closes with captivating performances at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance on Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. including two world premieres.

The Saturday evening performances include a Chicago premiere of Portraits in Red by Paris-based choreographer Wanjiru Kamuyu. Red Clay Dance Company will present two world premieres, Unconditional Conditions by its’ Founder and Artistic Director Vershawn Sanders -Ward and the HER WOMB: Crucified, Conceived, Crescent, Congo……The Gathering by guest Choreographer and New Orleans native, Michelle Gibson, performed to a live original score by Grammy-Award-winning Composer, Adonis Rose.


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