Sponsored in part by the Anthony E. Perrotti Great Performances Endowment
Luna Negra Dance Theater
Luna Negra Dance Theater creates, performs and teaches contemporary dance by Latino choreographers. The company's distinctive style artfully blends ballet and contemporary dance movements strongly flavored by Latin and Afro-Caribbean dance forms. Luna Negra's repertory includes original works by Cuban-born founder and artistic director Eduardo Vilaro as well as by acclaimed Latino choreographers Ron DeJesus, Vicente Nebrada, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Pedro Ruiz and others.
Luna Negra also collaborates with Latino artists of other disciplines, including visual, media artists, musicians and composers which fosters cross disciplinary explorations and results in richly textured and highly original, contemporary dance theater.
Luna Negra performs each year in Chicago, and tours nationally and internationally. Past seasons include multiple performances at Ravinia Festival, The Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Symphony Center, The Dance Center of Columbia College, Dance Chicago, the Ruth Page Dance Series, and tours of Panama and Mexico.
In addition to performing, Luna Negra conducts extensive education and outreach programs, serving over 9,000 students in Chicago area.
“The dancers have highly distinctive stage personalities, and the various choreographers whose work they perform clearly know how to exploit their dramatic skills.” Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times
“Seductive mix of variety, wit from Luna Negra” Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune