Mordine & Co.'s 2014 Fête Champagne

Celebrate 2014 with dance, music, champagne, small bites and more…


Sunday, December 14, 5:00 pm

Architectural Artifacts

4325 N. Ravenswood, Chicago IL 60613  MAP


Please join us for this end of year event to celebrate with

old and new friends.  The evening will include

performance excerpts Cast By the Sun,

a restaging of Mordine & Co.’s Thin Ice (1991)

and audience participation in the act of movement invention

for dance…plus champagne, small bites, live music and more!

All ages welcome



This is a FREE event. RSVP recommended

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Photographer: Ernestina E. Perez

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"…remarkable freshness and originality"
                   -Dance Magazine 
March 12, 13 & 14, 2015 at Links Hall Constellation


Mordine  & Co. Dance Theater presents the premiere of

the full-length production of Cast By the Sun


Choreography & Direction: Shirley Mordine


Collaborators: Ayako Kato, Michael Montenegro, Bryan Saner


Dancers: Zachary Bird, Danielle Gilmore, Kimberly Murry, Michael, O'Neill, Melissa Pillarella, Shannon Washington


Original Score Created By: Peter Ferry


Lighting & Set Design: Phil Martini and Josh Weckesser


More details to come...

2013-2014 Season


The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago presents Mordine & Co. Dance Theater as part of the Dance Center's Presenting Series 40th Anniversary Season.  October 3, 4 & 5, 2013 


Shirley Mordine launched The Dance Center’s performance series in 1974, four years after she founded The Dance Center’s academic department. Four decades later, she’s back on The Dance Center stage with a revival of I Haven’t Gone There... (2010). Inspired by Commedia del Arte, the piece features six performers and four musicians who, like troubadours, lure the audience on a journey to unknown places, with unexpected encounters. Its music is composed by Mark Messing, performed live by members of the maverick marching band Mucca Pazza with text by Bryan Saner of the former Goat Island Performance Group. Exploring the increasing experience of simultaneity, All at Once/Acts of Renewal is inspired by the ability to quickly process a deluge of information in the digital age. Renowned composer Shawn Decker’s original score includes a montage of recognizable music from different eras and genres.


CDF Breakout: Celebrating a New Decade of Dance. November 16, 2013


Chicago Dancemakers Forum (CDF) is marking its tenth anniversary with a daylong celebration of dance. Some 30 notable choreographers who have been supported through CDF are performing throughout the afternoon and evening with works for the concert stage and installation-based works set in the museum’s galleries, as well as dance films. Mordine & Co. will perform in this daylong event celebrating 10 years of Chicago Dancemakers Forum  The CDF Break Out! daytime program (1 - 5 pm) is free with museum admission.


45 Years: A Benefit for Mordine & Company Dance Theater


The evening includes a preview of Cast By the Sun with original music by Peter Ferry and featuring Company members Simone Baechle, Danielle Gilmore, Joseph Hutto, Emily Lukasewski, Michael O'Neill, Melissa Pillarella; an excerpt from I Haven't Gone There...; New work by Choreographic Mentoring Project Recipients José A. Luis and Emily Lukasewski; Wine, hors d'oeuvres, and great company.

Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 6:00 pm. Architectural Artifacts, 4325 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60613