An Untitled Love
(Dance Center of Columbia College)
New York-based A.I.M. by Kyle Abraham visits Chicago for the world premiere of Abraham’s new work celebrating self-love, Black love, family and community. Set to music by D’Angelo, with post-show discussions with the artist.
(Lurie Garden in Millennium Park)
Multidisciplinary artist Brendan Fernandes critiques ballet, Western classical music and Western conceptions of time amidst the curated prairie of the Lurie Garden. Taking inspiration from the Japanese calendar, in which seasons are as short as five days, Fernandes finds layers of meaning in relationship to the canonical past, to current invisible labor, to the ground beneath our feet.
September 25 & October 23
Home: a Celebration
(Lyric Opera House)
The Joffrey Ballet officially hits the boards of the Lyric stage with a mixed repertory program, including founder Gerald Arpino’s “Birthday Variations”—a nod to opera and the company’s new home—and newer works by rehearsal director Nicolas Blanc and company member Yoshihisa Arai.