This Weekend: Luna Negra's CARMEN.manquia

This Weekend: Luna Negra's CARMEN.manquia
Monica Cervantes, Nigel Campbell in rehearsal for CARMEN.manquia - Photo by Jonathan Mackoff

This week in dance—lots of Latino flare and an old school love story!

CARMEN.maquia: Chicago’s Latino contemporary dance group Luna Negra will present a one-night-only performance of the classic tale of Carmen, the Spanish gypsy. The world premiere will spin the love story of Don Jose and Carmen, traditionally performed as an opera, with an abstract twist.

The show will be the in-motion version of Picasso’s many vibrant paintings of Carmen, and is also Luna Negra’s first-ever full length production. A collaborative effort from Artistic Director Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Spanish fashion designer David Delfin, and set designer, Luis Crespo, it will be many firsts for Luna Negra—from choreography to costumes.

See this modern twist on a Spanish love affair at the Harris Theater this Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m. For tickets and more info, check it out here!

Giselle: American Ballet Theatre is in town this weekend only to share the classic story of Giselle, the tale of love and betrayal. A heartbreaking tale of a young girl who falls in love with a prince in disguise, and their story in the afterlife.

The old fashioned tale is one of ABT’s go-to shows, so they are sure to deliver a breathtaking performance here in Chicago. It runs from March 22 to 25 at Auditorium Theatre. For more info and tickets…

Ballet Hispanico: Eduardo Vilaro (former artistic director for Luna Negra) brings Ballet Hispanico to Chicago for a series presented by Columbia College of Chicago. A Latino-infused American staple in the dance world, Ballet Hispanico will present a number of new works. Always a Chicago crowd-pleaser, the show runs March 22 to 24 at the Dance Center. Check out ticket info here!

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