Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2018-06-20
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

SPRING THEATER SPECIAL Chicago Dance Month and more
by Lauren Warnecke
2016-03-16

facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email


April is "Chicago Dance Month," founded as a response to the abundance of dance performances happening here each spring.

With big touring groups rolling through town, and local companies finishing up their 2015-16 seasons, there are a plethora of options throughout Chicago Dance Month and beyond. Especially prominent this spring are a number of tap and percussive dance performances. Here is a smattering of the highlights:

—The Harris Theater for Music and Dance is home for many of the larger companies' spring engagements, including Hubbard Street Dance Chicago March 17-20, Giordano Dance Chicago April 1-2 and Visceral Dance Chicago April 9. Hubbard Street brings back Gustavo Ramirez Sansano's witty I am Mister B and Alejandro Cerrudo's The Impossible with a world premiere by the company's rehearsal director, Lucas Crandall.

Giordano's program will feature Chicagoan Brock Clawson's film noir inspired Sneaky Pete while Visceral premieres new works by artistic director Nick Pupillo and Irish choreographer Marguerite Donlon. Two big tours roll through town to perform at the Harris in April: April 5-6 features Brooklyn-based legendary choreographer Mark Morris conducting music as his dancers perform the acclaimed Dido and Aeneas, while the stunning Miami City Ballet presents classic Balanchine works alongside Justin Peck's Heatscape April 29-30. ( 205 E. Randolph St., harristheaterchicago.org )

—The Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University hosts The Joffrey Ballet for its final engagement of the company's 60th-anniversary season. Performing Frederick Ashton's version of Prokofiev's eerie evening-length Cinderella, the two weekends of performances May 11-22 will be fun for the whole family. ( 50 E. Congress Pkwy., auditoriumtheatre.org )

—Chicago Tap Theater ( CTT ) premieres its latest narrative tap performance Time Steps at Stage 773 April 1-10. Known for their witty humor and live music, CTT's "time travel love story" promises to induce foot tapping and smiles all the way home. Stage 773 also boats Tristan Bruns' The Adventures of Tapmap, a family-friendly, comic book-inspired, crime fighting, tap dancing superhero saga. ( 1225 W. Belmont Ave., stage773.com/tickets )

—The Seldoms' latest is RockCitizen, a rock-inspired evening-length work and companion piece to the highly acclaimed Power Goes. Artistic director Carrie Hanson, recently named "Dance Chicagoan of the Year" by the Chicago Tribune, recruited the same collaborative team as Power Goes to create a psychedelic landscape for her work, the centerpiece of which is visual artist Bob Faust's colorful and interactive "brascape". RockCitizen premieres May 5-12 at the Cultural Center's Storefront Theater. ( 66 E. Randolph St., theseldoms.org )

—Across the street at the Chicago Cultural Center, Antibody Corporation's Adam Rose presents Versus April 28-30. The experimental choreographer/performance artist imagined Versus as an investigation of the moving body in tandem with passages of "Inglash", a fabricated language. Seats are first-come, first-served for this free performance.

—Choreographers Rennie Harris and Michael Sakamoto find surprising similarities between butoh and hip-hop in Flash, The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago's final engagement of the season. Multimedia and choreographic elements address social resistance and identity through the lens of two dance forms born out of postwar unrest. ( 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Colum.edu/dance-center )

—Running April 4-May 21, Chicago Human Rhythm Project ( CHRP ) produces the 2nd annual Stomping Grounds Festival, a series of free performances featuring percussive dance companies in neighborhoods throughout the city. CHRP resident tap ensemble BAM! is joined by Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theatre, Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago, Muntu Dance Theatre and the Trinity Irish Dancers. ( chicagotap.org )

—The Athenaeum Theatre hosts local stalwarts Hedwig Dances April 8-9 and Nomi Dance Company May 14. Hedwig's inner math geek emerges as artistic director Jan Bartoszek revives the stunning, origami-inspired ASCENDance ( 2013 ), and premieres new work centering on triangles and the number three. Nomi's spring engagement recruited three choreographers to make or reimagine works inspired by late members of Chicago's dance community. ( 2936 N. Southport Ave., athenaeumtheatre.org )

—The Museum of Contemporary Art's Edlis Neeson Theater hosts choreographer-of-the-moment Kyle Abraham April 28-May 1. Abraham's When the Wolves Came In is a comment on past and recent civil right movements. The recent MacArthur Foundation "Genius" investigates how far we've come, and how far we have to go, with fluid choreography that fuses contemporary and hip-hop dance. ( 220 E. Chicago Ave., mcachicago.org ) .


facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email





Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

Gay News

Dance for Life 2018 names companies 2018-06-20 - For its 27th annual event, Dance for Life Chicago presents a diverse group of companies and artists performing Saturday, Aug. 18, at the ...


Gay News

DIFFA/Chicago marks 30th anniversary 2018-06-14 - Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS ( DIFFA )/Chicago marked its 30th anniversary June 9 with a gala, "DIFFA XXX," at the Modern Wing ...


Gay News

Disco documentary to screen June 15 2018-06-12 - The documentary Jewel's Catch One will screen Friday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Stony Island Arts Bank, 6760 S. Stony Island ...


Gay News

Queen! show with CeCe Peniston, Dajae June 22 2018-06-12 - Red Bull Music will present "Queen!" on Friday, June 22, at 9 p.m. at Metro, 3730 N. Clark St. DJ Steve "Silk" Hurley ...


Gay News

Back Lot Bash, fifteen years and still going strong 2018-06-12 - Despite having full-time jobs, the dynamic duo of Amie Klujian and Christina Wiesmore-Roberts have put on the famed lesbian-focused yet all-inclusive Back Lot ...


Gay News

National Museum of Mexican Art hosts annual queer prom 2018-06-06 - On June 1, The National Museum of Mexican Art presented its 13th annual gay prom. The event, in Pilsen, attracted students from all ...


Gay News

DANCIN' FEATS Nora Sharp on their work, 'Small Boobs' 2018-05-30 - "Sometimes I'm just sitting in the barber shop reading GQ Magazine and I'm really into it," said Nora Sharp in a recent interview ...


Gay News

Chi-Town Squares marks 30 years with party, award ceremony 2018-05-30 - Chicago's LGBTQ square dancing club, Chi-Town Squares, recently celebrated its 30th anniversary with a party and pot-luck dinner, "Take Pride," May 12 at ...


Gay News

Theater Spotlight on Don Quixote 2018-05-16 - Think Don Quixote, and most invariably think one of a ziggitygillion crooners going for the money notes in "The Impossible Dream." If you ...


Gay News

SUMMER DANCE SPECIAL Unusual offerings heat up summer 2018-05-16 - Dance this summer starts with a bang and ends with a slow, satisfying burn. Front load your dance card in June, take a ...


 



Copyright © 2018 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.