Joffrey Ballet presents four World Premieres by ALAANA artists March 11-12

February 14, 2017 The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet in collaboration with Chicago Public Library present four world premieres in the seventh annual Winning Works program, the culmination of Joffrey’s national call for ALAANA (African, Latino(a), Asian, Arab and Native American) artists to submit applications for the Joffrey Academy’s Seventh Annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition. This year’s Competition winners – Shannon Alvis, Sean Aaron Carmon, Karen Gabay and Jimmy Orrante each have choreographed an original work created on the Joffrey Academy Trainees and Studio Company. The Joffrey Academy of Dance’s Winning Works program is presented at the Cindy Pritzker Theater, Chicago Public Library Harold Washington Center, 400 South State Street, over three performances only: Saturday, March 11, at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM and Sunday, March 12 at 2:00 PM. Read more

Hubbard Street Announces Season 39 Spring Series

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, announces today, full programming for Season 39 Spring Series March 16–19, 2017 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. Highlighting the engagement are two works by globally renowned choreographer Nacho Duato, Crystal Pite’s mesmerizing Solo Echo, and Lucas Crandall’s full-company work, Imprint. Read more

Lyric Opera, LA Opera & The Joffrey Ballet present major new co-production of “ORPHEUS & EURYDICE”

Lyric Opera of Chicago and LA Opera announce a new coproduction of Orphée & Eurydice, composer Christoph Willibald Gluck’s most popular work, to be directed by internationally acclaimed Director and Chief Choreographer of The Hamburg Ballet, John Neumeier. The Joffrey Ballet will be featured in performances at both Lyric Opera and LA Opera. This will be the first collaboration between Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera and The Joffrey Ballet. Read more

BALLETBOYZ® AT THE McCALLUM JANUARY 30 & 31

The McCallum Theatre welcomes the return of the acclaimed British dance company BalletBoyz® for performances on Monday, January 30, at 8:00pm and Tuesday, January 31, at 8:00pm. Described by The Guardian as “a paradox of muscular impact and weightless flight,” the company’s evocative style sets new standards for dance as the company graces the stage with ferocity, strength and determination, as well as tremendous elegance and poise. BalletBoyz® caused a sensation with their first appearance at the McCallum in 2014 and are now back for two performances. Read more

Legendary Choreographer Bill T. Jones makes Chicago appearance courtesy of Art AIDS America Jan. 27

Award-winning artist, choreographer, dancer, theater director and writer Bill T. Jones makes a rare Chicago appearance in a free presentation the DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 East 56th Place (57th Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue), Friday evening, January 27, at 7 p.m., in association with the Alphawood Foundation’s groundbreaking visual arts exhibition, Art AIDS America Chicago.  Jones, a passionate HIV+ artist, will offer a one-night-only presentation with video, readings and photographs woven into the fabric of the evening.   This program is free and open to the public; a $10 suggested donation will benefit the DuSable Museum. Advance registration is required and can be made by visiting here or calling (773) 947-0600. Read more

Giordano Dance Chicago Heats up the McAninch Arts Center Feb. 4

Giordano Dance Chicago (GDC), America’s original jazz dance company, heats up 2017 with the sizzle of jazz dance at McAninch Arts Center (MAC) Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. The Chicago Sun-Times calls GDC, “more stunning than ever;” Dance Magazine calls them, “a burst of pure dance joy;” and Time Out Chicago says, “When the curtain falls and the evening ends, there are a lot of grateful, happily satisfied customers.” Read more

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