German contemporary company Gauthier Dance presents a program of works by Israeli choreographers, all influenced by Batsheva Dance company director Ohad Naharin and his groundbreaking approach to movement.
(Venues around the city)
The Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s annual neighborhood-hopping festival of rhythmic dance is one of the city’s true gems. A half-dozen Chicago companies visit each others’ home bases for shared performances and cultural exchange through May.
Through May 31
Across the Pond
The Joffrey welcomes spring with a program of works by U. K. choreographers, including premieres by Andrea Walker and Andrew McNicol, along with a baroque piece by Royal Ballet artist-in-residence Liam Scarlett.
April 24-May 5
Of Whales, Time and Your Last Attempt to Reach Me
Molly Shanahan and her company Mad Shak continue to develop “Of Whales…” since the first showing last spring at Columbia College. Check on their progress in an intimate setting suited to Shanahan’s internalized approach.
Open Studio Tuesdays
(Chicago Cultural Center Dance Studio)
In celebration of Chicago Dance Month, local artists take over the Cultural Center studios for a series of free mini-performances, workshops and classes. Plus snacks.
Tuesdays (except April 30) through May 7