“Visceral Dance Chicago breathes life into the Chicago arts community...." 

-(Chicago Stage Standard)

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2021-22 Company Artists 


Founded in 2013 by Artistic Director Nick Pupillo, Visceral Dance Chicago is a contemporary dance company dedicated to a bold and progressive world of movement. Since inception, the company has developed a diverse and respected repertoire. With works by distinguished choreographers Danielle Agami, Sidra Bell, Banning Bouldin, Mónica Cervantes, Marguerite Donlon, Brian Enos, Mark Godden, Robyn Mineko Williams, Harrison McEldowney, Fernando Melo, Ohad Naharin, Kevin ODay, and Pupillo, Visceral Dance Chicago continues to challenge audiences' expectations. In January of 2015, Visceral Dance Chicago was named one of Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch, recognizing the company’s accomplishments and potential in the national community. "Visceral Dance Chicago breathes life into the Chicago arts community with their ability to intertwine complex human emotions with the raw beauty of dance and physical movement." (Chicago Stage Standard)


Our Mission

Engaging, Challenging and Connecting artists with audiences while creating a visceral experience.

 To this end, Visceral is constantly pursuing a deeper focus of intent that will transcend into the next step of contemporary dance. Not only is Visceral focused on execution of tremendous technique, but also on exploring the genuine and real quality of the human being through the dancer. This extra layer of internal instinct makes us stand out from other companies in Chicago. We strongly believe in creating personal connections to our diverse audiences, choreographers, and other artists we share the stage with. “Such an astounding ability to communicate the inner-workings of the human soul… It is a rare gift to be able to speak to and command an entire room without physically saying a word and for that Visceral Dance Chicago should be commended”