Chicago Dance Crash is closing its 2013 season with a unique, contemporary performance titled “…and sometimes we were lost, but we always became found” choreographed by Lizzie Mackenzie, an alumna of River North Dance Company & Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago. The evening-length work is inspired by the well-known TED Talk, The Power of Vulnerability (2010) by Brené Brown, and Mackenzie has created a natural and introspective experience from this artistic challenge. Lizzie’s months of rehearsal have produced a piece with quality, texture, and openness.
Performances will be December 6 and 7, and December 13 and 14 at 8 PM at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts; general admission will be $20.
I remember the first time I got the chance to watch Joffrey’s The Nutcracker. Seeing the dancers float effortlessly across the stage and the extravagant costumes the wore brought my attention to the stage as the story unfolded.
Chicago’s Joffery Ballet is well known for their grand holiday production of The Nutcracker. The Nutcracker follows a young girl named Clara as she’s transported to a magical world of gingerbread soldiers, an army of mice lead by the Mouse King, fairies, and a life sized nutcracker.
Watch this enchanting tale on stage at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University from December 6-28. Depending on the date of the show, you can go watch an afternoon showing at 2:00 PM, or catch the night show at 7 :00PM Tickets start at $41 and can be bought at this website.
Don’t miss out on America’s #1 Nutcracker!
Back by popular demand, the full-length, full-company performance of One Thousand Pieces is soon to be a part of Hubbard Street Dance’s winter dance series. After debuting last year in celebration of Marc Chagall’s work America Windows, which was created specifically for the Art Institute of Chicago to commemorate the American bicentennial, the performance is choreographed by Alejandro Cerrudo and features music by Philip Glass. The work alludes both to the countless pieces of glass that make up a stained-glass window and, Cerrudo has said, to the way in which human beings come together to create a project.
The production will open December 12, with an exhibition from 7:30-9 PM at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance at Millennium Park. Additional performances include December 13 8-9:30 PM, December 14 8-9:30 PM, and December 15 3-4:30 PM. Experience this fantasy of energy, movement, and light as the company celebrates their 36th Anniversary Season.