Hyde Park School of Dance ( HPSD ) celebrates its home base and its hometown of Chicago with the return of its original work Amira: A Chicago Cinderella Story.
Performances are March 28-29 at Mandel Hall on the University of Chicago campus, 1131 E. 57th St. This Chicago-centric retelling of the Cinderella story is staged by HPSD Founding Artistic Director August Tye, ballet mistress and choreographer at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Amira is the story of a young girl forced to leave her native country without her mother, arriving in Chicago and struggling to make a home in Hyde Park. The narrative follows the events of the traditional Cinderella story, leading to a masquerade bBall in Hyde Park and a young man who becomes smitten with Amira. When she runs away at midnight, he and his friends search various Chicago neighborhoods trying to find herLittle India, downtown, Pilsen, Chinatown, Bronzeville and Hyde Parkuntil they meet at a place that is special to both of them.
Tickets are free-$25 each; visit HydeParkDance.org/tickets .