English National Ballet returns to Chicago for the first time in over thirty years with a real stunner: Akram Kahn’s take on the tragic story-ballet that bends Western classical technique with Indian Kathak and features an original score performed live by the Chicago Philharmonic.
February 28-March 3
Hubbard Street Dance and Malpaso Dance Company
A first-time collaboration between Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Havana-based Malpaso has each company performing new pieces by each other’s choreographers, as well as selections from repertory.
March 2 & 3
La Femme Dance Festival
(Green Line Performing Arts Center)
Red Clay Dance Company’s biennial festival of new works features short pieces by emerging female choreographers of color and is a highlight of the Green Line Performing Arts Center’s inaugural season.
March 15 & 16
Escapes and Reversals
(Unity Lutheran Church)
Ginger Krebs and her collaborators mine the effects of surveillance in the digital age on body and psyche.
The Great Outdoors
Annie Dorsen’s latest “algorithmic theater” invites the audience into an inflatable planetarium to consider the cosmic infinity of the internet.