The highly-anticipated Body Language Dance Series is now open in Chicago! The new, glamorous Fever Originals series gives viewers an up-close, intimate look at the world’s best dance in a photoshoot atmosphere with dancers so close that you’ll feel fully immersed in the experience. Curated by Benjamin Holliday Wardell, a 21-year dance veteran and former dancer with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, this experience is not to be missed! Secret Chicago readers can score free tickets to this new dance series by simply using the code BODYLANGUAGE at checkout on the Fever app.
The Body Language Dance Series features an array of dancers and a variety of genres and is set at the historic Chopin Theatre at 1543 W. Division Street in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Built in 1918 by architects Worthmann & Steinbach, this Chicago treasure sets the stage for intimate performances and houses a main stage, art gallery, and cafe featuring theater, literary, music, film programming, as well as social events, and now The Body Language Dance Series!
Get tickets for the lively Body Language Dance Series performances here!
For a culturally rich experience
Celebrate cultural enrichment with the high-energy Ayodele African Drum and Dance, where this dance showcases the feminine perspective while fostering a love for the community. The healing dance is “firmly rooted in joy” and features the West African diasporic cultural traditions with the vibrant drum and dance traditions!
Enjoy a live drag pageant
The Body Language runway will come alive with the AJA Talent Drag Dance Extravaganza for an unforgettable night out in the city! Watch as Chicago’s most iconic Queens compete in a live pageant as they lip-sync, twirl, and strut their stuff in this intimate, high-energy setting!
For a night of pure energy
Here’s a unique way to rev up your next date night! Experience Chicago’s own Redd’s Angelz, book your tickets to the Hip-Hop Dance Fusion Performance, where energetic performances will blow you away. These edgy dancers put together a show that combines raw talent, creativity, and beauty.
For an epic dance battle
If you’ve ever wanted to experience a dance battle, now is your chance! Don’t miss the Keeper of the Floor Live Dance Competition where the best dancers come to show off their best moves, including break dancers, ballerinas, and acrobats from Chicago Dance Crash, for a chance to win the Golden Title Belt and a $250 cash prize.
For an evening of beautiful Indian dance performances
Mandala Arts showcase the beauty and vibrancy of South Asia through dance, music, and theater. At this dynamic East meets West experience, enjoy music and dance from the Himalayan Ranges to the Indian Ocean, and take in the vibrant colors of dance from the classic to the contemporary. Fashionistas won’t want to miss the opportunity to see beautifully detailed traditional costumes for an unforgettable night of style.
The Body Language Dance Series will be unveiled this fall from September 6 through 26, 2022, lasting 60 to 70 minutes. The intimate setting will have just under 200 seats per show with a variety of seating, including auditorium-style seating, cushy floor chairs, and a VIP area with chairs with tables, so secure your spot now. Plus, a variety of snacks, soda, beer, wine, and cocktails will be available for separate purchase.