Mark Hackman, Charlie Cutler and Marissa Moritz founded Chicago Dance Crash in 2002, and since its establishment, the company has achieved critical prominence among the Chicago dance scene. Chicago Dance Crash blends a variety of dance styles to produce innovative pieces using the movement play concept. From its founding, Chicago Dance Crash has produced a myriad of performances: The Mercutio Story, Tribulation and Demolition Squad, Qwan Sauce!, The Trials of Busta Keaton, and Gotham City, among others. In 2007, Chicago Dance Crash began the Keeper of the Floor (KTF) Championship, an improvisational dance competition where dancers compete for a cash prize and a championship belt.
Now in its 11th season, Chicago Dance Crash has become a critical staple of the Chicago dance scene. In 2006, the company received the Katherine Dunham Award for Best Choreography from the Black Theatre Alliance for Ghost Play. In this same year, the company was considered to be “of critical importance to our dance scene” by the Chicago Tribune. In 2009, the Chicago Reader named Chicago Dance Crash “Reader’s Choice” for Best Dance Company. In the company’s 10th season, Gotham City sold out for a six-week run and became one of the highest selling productions in DCA Storefront Theatre history.
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