The Hope College Great Performance Series will feature Visceral Dance Chicago on Friday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

Named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” companies in 2015 after just two years of work, Visceral Dance Chicago is a contemporary company dedicated to bold movement. The company has developed a diverse and respected repertoire, and has been hailed as “one of the best groups of artists in Chicago” by Chicago Stage Standards. Dance critic Rebecca Cur has said that Visceral Dance Chicago is “energizing and refreshing” and that the company’s “ability to portray raw human emotions in such a beautiful, honest way is inspiring.”

Visceral Dance Chicago was founded in 2013 by Nick Pupillo, artistic director.  In its brief four years, the company has earned a strong reputation for its “expertly devised and stylish” repertoire as said the by Chicago Tribune. The Chicago Sun-Times noted that the company “is also distinguished for its unique position in the Chicago, national, and international dance communities… the buzz about this troupe is more than justified.”

Season tickets are still available for the Great Performance Series. Season subscriptions are $90 for adults, $70 for senior citizens and Hope faculty and staff, and $200 for a family (regardless of the number of children). The subscriptions are such a savings that they are equivalent to seeing two shows for free.

Individual tickets for the Sept. 29 concert are $22 for regular admission, $16 for senior citizens, and $6 for children 18 and under. Tickets for Hope College students are free.

Tickets are available online at as well as at the ticket office in the Events and Conferences Office located downtown in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. Eighth St.).  The ticket office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890.

In addition to Visceral Dance Chicago, this year’s Great Performance Series includes Sphinx Virtuosi (Friday, Oct. 20), Mucca Pazza (Friday, Nov. 17), Cashore Marionettes (Friday, Jan. 19, and Saturday, Jan. 20), the Parker Quartet (Friday, Feb. 16) and the Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio (Friday, March 9).  More information about the season may be obtained online by visiting

The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St.