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FALL DANCE SPECIAL Autumnal abundance
by Vicki Crain
2012-09-19

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Joffrey Ballet in Kurt Jooss' The Green Table. Photo by Herbert Migdoll


Chicago's fall dance season officially kicked off last weekend with performances at Links Hall, The Dance Center, The Drucker Center and Defibrillator Gallery.

While every new season offers the promise of great dance, this fall is extremely lush. From anniversaries (Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 35, Giordano Dance Chicago 50) to revivals (Joffrey Ballet presenting Kurt Jooss' 1967 The Green Table) to visiting touring companies (Gallim Dance, Trey McIntyre Project, Moscow Ballet), the Windy City is bringing its dance talent to a new level. Get out your calendar; this season is going to be busy.

September

Cover Band features five local choreographers recreating works from the Chicago Moving Company at Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater, 3035 N. Hoyne Ave., Thursday-Friday, Sept. 20-21, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12-$15; visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/260329.

Chicago Repertory Ballet performs at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Friday-Saturday, Sept. 21-22, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20-$25; available at www. brownpapertickets.com/event/260866.

Zephyr Dance presents "allowances and occurances" at Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, 1136 N. Milwaukee Ave., Friday-Sunday, Sept. 21-22, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $11; visit www.zephyrdance.com .

Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug-hug will be at The Dance Center of Columbia College, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 27-29, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $26-$30; call 312-369-8330 or visit www.colum.edu/dancecenter.

October

Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival will take place at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Friday-Saturday, Oct. 5-6, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 7, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18-$25; call 312-952-3615 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/266772.

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico performs at the Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy., Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $30-$74; call 312-982-2787 or visit www.ticketmaster.com .

Brooklyn-based Gallim Dance makes its Chicago debut at The Dance Center of Columbia College, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 11-13, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $26-$30; call 312-369-8330 or visit www.colum.edu/dancecenter.

Luna Negra Dance Theater's one-night-only performance of Reencuentros is at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., Saturday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25-$65; call 312-334-7777 or visit www.harristheaterchicago.org .

The Joffrey Ballet presents "Human Landscapes" at the Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17-20, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 20-21, at 2 p.m., as well as Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 27-28, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $31-$152; call 800-982-2787 or visit www.ticketmaster.com .

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago presents its first full evening work One Thousand Pieces at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday, Oct. 19-20, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25-$94; call 312-850-9744 or visit www.hubbardstreetdance.com .

The Seldoms' 10th-anniversary season continues with "Exit Disclaimer: Science" and "Fiction Ahead" at The Dance Center of Columbia College, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 25-27, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $26-$30; call 312-369-8330 or visit www.colum.edu/dancecenter.

Giordano Dance Chicago's fall engagement includes two world premieres at the Harris Theater of Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., Friday-Saturday, Oct. 26-27, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15-$60; call 312-334-7777 or visit www.harristheaterchicago.org .

The Leopold Group and Bread and Roses Productions present "A Correct Likeness" at the Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, 1136 N. Milwaukee Ave., Saturdays, Oct. 27 and December 1, at 8 p.m. and Sundays, Oct. 28 and Dec. 2, at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20; visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/264244 or call 847-702-5493.

The festival Dance Chicago opens Saturday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. and runs through Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. Tickets are $17-$30; for more information and performance details call 773-935-6860 or visit www.athenaeumtheatre.org .

November

Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents "Moulin Rouge: The Ballet at the Auditorium Theatre" at Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy., Friday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, November 3, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $30-$74; call 800-982-2787 or visit www.ticketmaster.com .

River North Dance Chicago welcomes four new dancers to the company for its fall engagement at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., Friday-Saturday, Nov. 16-17, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30-$75; call 312-334-7777 or visit www.harristheaterchicago.org .

Chicago Human Rhythm Project invites Vancouver-based ScrapArtsMusic to share the stage for "Global Rhythms 8" at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., Saturday, Nov. 24, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 25, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15-$55; call 312-334-7777 or visit www.harristheaterchicago.org .

Trey McIntyre Project brings the Chicago premiere of "Ladies and Gentle Men" to the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., Friday, November 30, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15-$55; call 312-334-7777 or visit www.harristheaterchicago.org .

December

Moscow Ballet's "Great Russian Nutcracker" plays the Akoo Theatre at Rosemont, 5400 N. River Rd., Rosemont, Sunday, Dec. 2, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $66-$86.50; visit www.ticketmaster.com .

Joffrey Ballet presents "The Nutcracker" at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy., Dec. 7-27. Tickets are $31-$117; call 800-982-2787 or visit www.ticketmaster.com .


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