Posts in category "This Weekend"

River North Dance Chicago Kicks Off the Season with Autumn Passions

River North Dance Chicago Kicks Off the Season with Autumn Passions
Snow is on the ground, Christmas lights are twinkling in store windows and Lifetime is rolling out classic holiday films like Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus and 12 Men of Christmas. We get it Lifetime–you want a boyfriend for Christmas. But slow your roll winter–it’s only November 12th and autumn is not done with us... Read more »

One night only: Made in Spain

One night only: Made in Spain
Chicago’s only Latino-centric dance company Luna Negra will present Made in Spain this Saturday, March 9, at Harris Theater. The spring performance brings together two choreographers, guest artist Fernando Hernando Magadan and the company’s own Monica Cervantes. Magadan’s piece is the world premiere of Royal Road, accompanied by upbeat live music from Grammy Award winning... Read more »

Meet the stars of Dance Moms: Miami this weekend

Abby Lee Miller’s dance studio is 20 minutes down the road from where I grew up, and my hometown pride has diminished slightly since forcing myself to watch her terror children and create monsters out of moms. But, the whole thing has started a Dance Moms craze, and if you haven’t seen Dance Moms: Miami,... Read more »
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See Moulin Rouge at Auditorium Theatre

When I was a freshman in high school I danced to Lady Marmalade in front of my entire high school. I feel like Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Moulin Rouge will be a little different. The story of romance, turn of the century Paris, and the cabaret, is probably Nicole Kidman’s best film, so I have... Read more »

This Weekend: Luna Negra's CARMEN.manquia

This Weekend: Luna Negra's CARMEN.manquia
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... Read more »

Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago: Passion, Fire, and a morning ‘Jolt’

Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago: Passion, Fire, and a morning ‘Jolt’
Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago hit Harris Theater with a kick this past weekend. Literally. The company’s world premiere “Jolt” is a caffeine-inspired number that sends the dancers into a jittery frenzy after downing too many cups of coffee. Choreographed by Autumn Eckman with concept and structure by Nan Giordano, the piece is a comment on... Read more »
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This weekend: Joffrey's Winning Works

This weekend: Joffrey's Winning Works
This weekend the Joffrey Academy of Dance presents Winning Works: Joffrey’s Choreographers of Color Award performance. The second annual program highlights three up-and-coming minority choreographers selected to set a new work on Joffrey Academy trainees. The three world premieres will be presented this Sunday at Harris Theater in what should be a standout show. The... Read more »

Love is in the air with RNDC and Chicago Dance Crash

I’d be lying if I said my cubicle wasn’t covered in heart stickers in anticipation of Valentine’s Day. Seriously, it looks like an arts & crafts war zone. So you can imagine my excitement over Chicago’s dance events dedicated to loooove this weekend. RNDC: River North Dance Chicago presents its Valentine’s Weekend Engagement with two... Read more »

This Weekend: Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s final tour EVER.

This Weekend: Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s final tour EVER.
Legendary contemporary choreographer Merce Cunningham died in 2009 at the age of 90, but his work lives on with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company Legacy Tour. The tour comes to Chicago this weekend at Harris Theater in collaboration with Dance Center at Columbia College for what will be the group’s final Chicago performance before disbanding.... Read more »
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