Punctuation places appropriate emphasis in the title of Giordano’s upcoming fall program; the near-50-year-old company has a long-running reputation for placing ample exclamation points in their high-energy performances. This weekend at the Harris, Giordano premieres three new works that promise similar elocution in the numbers alone: one full-company piece commissioned from Karen Mareck Grundy of the Missouri Contemporary Ballet, and two by former Giordano dancer, now artistic associate and Giordano II director Autumn Eckman, one of which doubles the intensity by placing full Giordano and Giordano II companies on stage en masse. Four other repertory pieces are on the program, including selections from hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris and a restaging of Brock Clawson’s “Give and Take”—a narrative piece about relationships for ten dancers that premiered last spring. (Sharon Hoyer)
At the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 East Randolph, (312)334-7777. October 22 and October 23, 8pm. $15-$60.