(Lyric Opera House)
Christopher Wheeldon’s Chicago-centric rendition of the holiday confection is back. For the month of December, the Joffrey Ballet transforms the Lyric Opera House into a dazzling dream version of the 1893 World’s Fair courtesy of puppetry, animations, projections and set design by a world-class creative team.
December 3 – 23
On the Edge of the Fault Line
Michael Estanich and RE|Dance Group continue their examinations of time and place with a tender new dance theater work exploring memory, imagination, and the relationship between past, present and future. Presented with guest company from Nashville, Satellite Dance, Inc.
December 2 – 4
Art Deco Nutcracker
(Athenaeum Center for Art & Culture)
A&A Ballet takes their “Nutcracker” into the early twentieth-century, with costumes and sets inspired by 1920’s design. This year’s performance will feature an appearance by Trinity Irish Dancers.
Mary: A Holiday Dansical
(Logan Center for the Arts)
Black Girls Dance presents a contemporary version of Black Nativity, telling the story of Mary, a high school student at Nazareth Academy, through ballet, modern, hip hop and contemporary dance.
Chicago Human Rhythm Project rings in the season with live jazz and tap dance at the iconic South Loop venue.