Hair & Other Stories
(The Dance Center Columbia College)
Urban Bush Women return with an evening-length performance incorporating music, storytelling, humor and dance to address issues of race and identity through the theme of African American women’s hair.
February 28-March 2
STATE and Diorama
(MCA Stage and Cloud Gate in Millennium Park)
Choreographer Ingri Fiksdal, director Jonas Corell Petersen, noise metal artist Lasse Marhaug and avant-fashion designer Henrik Vibskov collaborate on two performances presented in conversation that examine the role of ritual in social life.
Ten dance and movement artists, over the course of four nights, explore violence, resistance and empowerment against oppression through dance, performance art and installation.
The Joffrey Ballet premieres Yuri Possokhov’s rendition of the ill-fated love story, featuring a first-time collaboration with The Australian Ballet.
Getting Old Sucks
(Ebenezer Lutheran Church)
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble looks at the highs and lows of the human life cycle, from childhood games to pricing a coffin.
February 22-March 3