This fall program of Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago spotlights the world premiere of Kiesha Lalama-White’s “Let’s Play, ” which explores the ways in which we get our “strings” pulled (or how we pull them) in romantic relationships, performed by the full company and set to an original score by Jason Coll. The program also includes two company premieres: Sherry Zunker’s “The Man That Got Away,” originally created and performed by company alumna Sherry Zunker at the suggestion of company founder Gus Giordano for the 1990 Jazz Dance World Congress but making its company premiere with these performances, and “Pyrokinesis,” a contrasting, two-movement showcase for individual company members created for the company by choreographer and former Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater dancer Christopher Huggins. The remainder of the program will include company favorites, including 2002’s “Entropy,” an abstract work for five couples choreographed by David Robertson, and Tony Powell’s 2006’s “Impulse.” (Dennis Polkow)
At the Harris Theater for Music & Dance, 205 E. Randolph, (312)334-7777. This production is now closed.