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Aszure Barton’s appointment follows a long vacancy after resident choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo’s departure in 2018.
Highlights include shows by Step Afrika!, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo and Hamburg Ballet’s “The Glass Menagerie.”
The results of his efforts are not simply an organization spared by the pandemic, but one that emerged stronger than ever, revitalized and ready for the next 60 years.
Highlights include Pina Bausch’s “Rite of Spring” and Germaine Acogny and Malou Airaudo in “common ground[s]."
“The Nutcracker” is so much more than a series of steps. It’s about the dancing, sure. It’s also children dressed in their holiday finest seeing ballet for the first time.
If your seasonal favorites run to classics like “A Christmas Carol” and “Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins” or something more like 93XRT’S Holiday Jam, we've got your list.
Choreographers Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Cathy Marston headline this Joffrey Ballet and Chicago Symphony Orchestra collaboration.
In a way, the evening is about cultural exchange, as dancers from 14 African nations perform a German choreographer’s dance about a Russian pagan ritual.
This longtime Chicago company's fall program is specifically curated to highlight works from the past two decades.
The theme is not about physical borders. Rather, the creative voices here are thought to be boundary-breakers.
If you’re a Hubbard Street fan you’ll notice more new faces than familiar ones — just five of the 15 dancers on the roster have more than a season under their belt.
Kyiv City Ballet from Ukraine is coming to the Auditorium this fall, the Joffrey plans some stunning revivals and Giordano celebrates a big 60 years in Chicago.
The Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project will present a free night of dance with standout companies including Muntu Dance Theatre, Red Clay and Deeply Rooted.
This fall, approximately 10 dancers will be the first cohort of contemporary ballet trainees with the Joffrey Ballet.
Chicago Dancers United's Dance for Life is back at the Auditorium Theatre, raising money to help Chicago's dance community stay healthy.
Chicago has long been a breeding ground for tap dance, and the city’s flagship summer festival, Rhythm World, is back.
Ensemble Español is preparing for “Flamenco Passion,” part of a week-long Spanish dance and music festival.
It took a while to get here, but this wonderfully gaudy ballet is finally open and getting its due.
DanceAfrica returns, plus Rhythm World, Dance for Life and a new Joffrey ballet on Navy Pier.
Kia Smith's South Chicago Dance Theatre celebrates its fifth anniversary with five world premieres at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance.
Both dating to the Great Depression, “Serenade” is still a curious overture for “Of Mice and Men,” British choreographer Cathy Marston’s story ballet based on the John Steinbeck no…
Throughout the piece, the dancers wrestle with this unwieldy, unforgiving object, their bodies enclosed by a tangle of wires and barbs.
Troup Bingo’s mantra is to leave the worries of the war outside the circus tent, focusing first on what is often a very dangerous job.
The dancer and choreographer who, even more than Robert Joffrey, was responsible for the role the Joffrey Ballet has in Chicago today will be the subject of a multi-year national celebration.
“EXit4″ was so loved in the seasons following its premiere that it was nearly performed to death. But time and a new context reaffirm how good this piece really is.
The Joffrey Ballet has an ambitious season in store, returning to normal operations — and then some — for the 2022-23 season at the Lyric Opera House.
Artistic director Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell said her vision is focused on “reconnecting with Hubbard Street’s audiences.”
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in Chicago is like a phoenix rising from the ashes — then taking us to church with ‘Mass’ and ‘Revelations’
Akram Khan’s new ballet features Jeffrey Cirio as the central character Creature. It is unclear if Creature is a man, a monster or some hybrid of the two.
The Trinity Irish Dance Company officially formed in 1990. “This is still five years before ‘Riverdance,’” associate artistic director Chelsea Hoy said, crediting founder Mark Howard…
The Year of Chicago Dance will be new DCASE commissioner Erin Harkey’s first major project.