(Art on the Farm in Grant Park)
Red Clay Dance founder and artistic director Vershawn Sanders-Ward, in collaboration with filmmaker Jovan Landry, designers Kelley KFLEYE Moseley and Evelyn Danner, and recently coronated Chicago poet laureate avery r. young, stages a healing ritual in the urban farm stewarded by Urban Growers Collective.
A brilliant palette of dance, painting and video art splash across the Harris stage in an act of “radical beauty,” marking the close of The Seldoms’ twentieth anniversary season.
South Chicago Dance Theatre
The fast-rising company makes their Auditorium debut, including founder-artistic director Kia S. Smith’s “Memoirs of Jazz in the Alley,” a tribute to the choreographer’s father and accompanied live by saxophonist Isaiah Collier and The Chosen Few.
The Memory Place
(The Edge Theater)
Artists from many backgrounds and practices come together in celebration of Pivot Arts’ tenth anniversary, including writer Marisel Vera and her daughter Alyssa and tap dancer Davon Suttles. Other special events include a bus tour of Edgewater with historian Sherman “Dilla” Thomas.
Joffrey for All Celebration
The Joffrey Ballet presents, for the first time, a program of free workshops and a performance in Millennium Park.