Dance for Life 2015 is in the books

To quote Miley Cyrus, “It’s our party, we can do what we want…”

…and at Dance for Life 2015, we sure did. I took a stab at playing multiple roles as reporter, photog., and party-goer. Taking pictures, mingling, and drinking wine all at the same time is complicated, particularly when the whole place is dripping with red lights, and I have a heightened level of respect for any reporter who can manage to pull it off.

In any case, here are my favorite shots of the pre-party Dance for Life Gala at the Hilton Grand Ballroom, and the pre-performance bustling lobby of the Auditorium Theatre. Hopefully they give you a sense of the glamour and opulence, but also the warm and loving community that gathers for the annual Dance for Life benefit (click on an image to open the gallery).

Keep your eyes on Windy City Times in newsstands and online this week for a more in-depth report on the 24th annual Dance for Life!

Lauren Warnecke

Author: Lauren Warnecke

Lauren Warnecke is a freelance writer and editor, focused on dance and cultural criticism in Chicago and across the Midwest. Lauren is the dance critic for the Chicago Tribune, editor of See Chicago Dance, and founder/editor of Art Intercepts, with bylines in Chicago Magazine, Milwaukee Magazine, St. Louis Magazine and Dance Media publications, among others. Holding degrees in dance and kinesiology, Lauren is an instructor of dance and exercise science at Loyola University Chicago.