Posts tagged "Weekend"

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 »

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 »
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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 »

This weekend: River North Dance Chicago's Fall Engagement

This week River North Dance Chicago presents its Fall Engagement at Harris Theater. The show includes a company premiere from Daniel Ezralow, SUPER STRAIGHT is coming down, which they call a “hypnotic urban drama” that is “fiercely physical.” We’ll see a number of repertoire pieces as well as Nine Person Precision Ball Passing, which RNDC... Read more »

Hubbard Street Dance presents its Summer Series

Hubbard Street Dance presents its Summer Series
Hubbard Street dancers Kellie Epperheimer and Jesse Bechard in Alonzo King’s Following the Subtle Current Upstream. Photo by Todd Rosenberg This weekend Hubbard Street Dance Chicago presented its Summer Series, including the HSDC premiere of Following the Subtle Current Upstream choreographed by LINES Ballet’s Alonzo King. With a unique score of thunderstorms, bells, and African-like... Read more »
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Double Whammy: Alvin Ailey and Hubbard Street this weekend

Double Whammy: Alvin Ailey and Hubbard Street this weekend
Courtesy Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Along with the warm weather expected this weekend (hopefully! finally!) Chicago welcomes two series of performances by  home favorite Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and one of New York‘s most respected companies, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Catch Alvin Ailey at Auditorium Theatre this Wednesday through Sunday. The group will... Read more »

Weekend Lineup: Chicago Dance Crash, River North Dance Company

Weekend Lineup: Chicago Dance Crash, River North Dance Company
Chicago Dance Crash presents “Busta Keaton” I was shopping in Lincoln Park today when I ran into Lindsey Rhoads, senior company member/choreographer for Chicago Dance Crash, one of my favorite companies. She was putting the finishing touches on a last-minute costume change (lace shorts or poufy skirt, which one will she pick??), and on her... Read more »

Weekend Lineup: Elements Contemporary Ballet's One-Night-Only

Weekend Lineup: Elements Contemporary Ballet's One-Night-Only
Elements Contemporary Ballet This Saturday, Elements Contemporary Ballet presents a one-night-only performance with some of their best pieces. One of the most refreshing companies in the city, Elements has a unique philosophy that is based on four elements: earth, air, fire, and water. Here’s a rundown of the show: Curiosity: Premiered by the company last... Read more »
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This Weekend: Hubbard Street Dance Winter Series

The Winter Series opens tonight at Hubbard Street Dance at the Harris Theater in Millenium Park. HSDC promises an unforgettable program, including the Chicago premiere of Malditos by resident choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo and the return of audience favorite Tabula Rasa by Ohad Naharin, last performed in 2009. Hubbard Street 2 will perform the Midwest premiere of Getting... Read more »