The Rite of Spring/common ground[s]
Germaine Acogny, the grande dame of contemporary African dance, brings her Senegal-based École des Sables to the States with a performance of Pina Bausch’s earth-rumbling “Rite of Spring,” and performs in a duet with Malou Airaudo, alum of Bausch’s Tanztheatre Wuppertal, in a not-to-be-missed double bill.
The stunning Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan returns with a fantastic evening-length show that weaves Taoist rituals into a fantasy realm inspired by the street life of Bangka, the oldest district of Taipei.
Elevate Chicago Dance
After a three-year hiatus, the festival celebrating Chicago choreographers is back, with over thirty artists presenting work at venues citywide.
(Lyric Opera House)
The Joffrey Ballet opens their fall season with a mixed rep program including a new commission from Chanel DaSilva and an old favorite from Joffrey co-founder Gerald Arpino.
Hubbard Street Dance’s forty-fifth season opens with a world premiere by beloved Chicago choreographer Randy Duncan, and restagings of pieces by Cuban choreographer Osnel Delgado and New York-based Darrell Grand Moultrie.
September 29-October 2