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!

Author: Lauren Warnecke

Lauren Warnecke is a reporter for NPR affiliate station WGLT and freelance arts and culture critic, primarily reviewing dance for the Chicago Tribune. Lauren enjoys cooking, cycling and attempting to grow things in her backyard. She lives in central Illinois.