The University of Chicago Department of Music is home to world-class ensembles-in-residence who present public concerts at the University and provide coaching and individual instruction to students in the department's performing ensembles and programs. Learn more about the Don Michael Randel Ensemble-in-Residence

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Ensemble-in-Residence, 2024-25

inDANCE is a progressive dance company whose works spans a large choreographic trajectory of Bharatanatyam to global contemporary dance works to queer dance creations. It presents works that are a potent, distilled synthesis of artistic director Hari Krishnan’s Asian and western artistic personae. Probing the burdens and legacies of popular representations of “tradition,” inDANCE disrupts the familiar and evolves new meanings for the archaic, propelling the company on a trajectory that subverts normative political and social life-worlds. The company pioneers work that is unconventional and transgressive, producing eccentric, sensual, and virtuosic dance that confronts dominant discourses on global culture. inDANCE’s work is presented at prestigious international festivals and venues. 

The company will visit the University of Chicago campus twice throughout the residency, during the University’s autumn 2024 and spring 2025 academic quarters. inDANCE will present two signature performances, along with hosting interdisciplinary panels and discussions, visiting Department of Music and Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) classes, leading workshops with music and TAPS students and ensembles, and engaging with school and community programs in the city.

New Budapest Orpheum Society

New Budapest Orpheum Society

Ensemble-in-Residence in the Division of Humanities

The New Budapest Orpheum Society presents 1-2 concerts each year, drawing upon a wide range of repertories, many forgotten, others preserved in European archives, all poignantly bearing witness to the great tradition of Jewish cabaret.