Our city’s most prominent company dedicated to the movement genre of jazz dance returns to Harris Theater with Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago’s Fall engagement, “Giordano: MOVE!” Chicago arts organizations and audiences love a world premiere and this exciting program will give ticket holders three brand new works. Most prominently, the company has commissioned Philadelphia-based Rennie Harris to create a dance for its repertoire called “I Want You.” Harris’ use of “innovative urban, funk and street movement influenced by African dance and old school hip-hop” promises exciting work for Giordano. The company will draw from its own family with “Gravity,” a pas de deux providing a fresh look at young love, choreographed by company dancer Lindsey Leduc Brenner. The world premiere of former GJDC company dancer Autumn Eckman’s “commonthread,” will round out the triad of new. Created for five dancers, this piece is set to an original music incorporating aspects of world and folk music by Chicago’s Dan Myers and John Ovnik. Myers will perform on stage each night. (William Scott)
At the Harris Theater for Music & Dance, 205 E. Randolph, (312) 334-7777. October 23 & 24.