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The celebration of the company's co-founder at the Auditorium Theatre included dancers from across the country. That's the Joffrey's influence.
While these are not the only options, our fall dance guide will hopefully peel back one layer of a rich art form and make you eager to see more.
An abundance of opportunities to see dance outdoors lies ahead, in some cases, with the expectation of joining in.
The “Facets” lineup is one of legends, whose wide-ranging aesthetics are rooted in dance traditions birthed primarily in the ‘80s and ‘90s.
Victoria Jaiani "swims" through a magical undersea world in the Chicago premiere of John Neumeier’s story ballet. Just don't expect the Disney story.
“Supreme Love” was Jumaane Taylor’s first major, full-length project and it remains a talking point in the dance world.
This storied jazz dance company knows how to mark a milestone, and it’s had more chances than most.
Kyle Abraham’s short solo “Show Pony" is the choreographer at his best, delivered by a dancer at the pinnacle of her career. And I could watch “Busk” again and again.
This is the New York-based company's annual pilgrimage to Chicago, a tradition that stems back 55 years. Chicago is woven into its fabric.
On arriving at the Lyric Opera House, Joffrey Ballet audiences encountered about 50 protesters standing beneath the Lyric’s portico on Wednesday, forming a circle around the lobby doors.
"Some of the best tap dance that’s ever been tap danced is being tap danced right now," said Mark Yonally, artistic director of CTT.
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.