Toying with Tradition
From a small bowling alley in Evanston to the international stage, Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago puts a spin on tradition
as the world's oldest American jazz dance company.
In 1962 choreographer Gus Giordano opened up a dance studio in a bowling alley in Evanston and in the more than 40 years since
the company has become a world-renowned dance company. Dedicated to the preservation and development of American jazz dance,
the company's mission is to bring greater visibility to this indigenous American art form.
Energetic, acrobatic and provocative, the group's repertoire often takes the traditional and turns it into something much
more. The company's enthusiasm expands to their active involvement in the city of Chicago where they can often be found performing
at local schools, teaching at universities, or working with the Chicago Park District in an effort to promote this ever-developing
614 Davis St., Evanston, IL, 60201
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Almost every year, Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago hosts the
Jazz Dance World Congress. Learn more about Giordano and listen to him explain his motives for founding his critically acclaimed dance company.
Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, for more information about upcoming performances and programs.