The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, Double Edge Theatre
Stephen Petronio Company
Widely regarded as one of the leading dance makers of his generation, Stephen Petronio has not presented his work in Chicago since his last Dance Center appearance in 2000. The company performs the evening-length Underland (2003, revived 2011) to music by Nick Cave; Deborah Jowitt of the Village Voice wrote about it: "I see [the dancers] as survivors, insisting on life while buildings collapse and bombs explode behind them...The beautiful, dangerous Underland progresses toward a more hopeful conclusion...Although black hearts still flourish underground, art, perhaps, offers redemption." Contains mature content.
The Chicago Moving Company
FamilyDance Matinee: March 23
Nana Shineflug's The Chicago Moving Company celebrates its 40th Anniversary Season with a program featuring a new work by Shineflug and several revivals, including Love Songs (2001) a witty, exuberant work set to the droll songs of the Magnetic Fields; Coming Forth by Day (1988), an ensemble work inspired by Normandi Ellis' magical and poetic translation of The Egyptian Book of The Dead, set to the music of Stephen Scott; John Somebody (1987), a mesmerizing quintet with images, movement and tone inspired by Robert Longo's heralded photographic collection Men In Cities; and Windows (1984), a powerful, spare, and emotionally evocative work, called "one of Shineflug's best" by Richard Christiansen, Chicago Tribune Chief Critic Emeritus.
Delfos Danza Contemporánea
FamilyDance Matinee: April 6
Last seen at The Dance Center in 2009, Delfos Danza Contemporanea is among Mexico's leading contemporary dance companies. Steeped in saturated color and magic realism, the company's 20th Anniversary program of mixed repertoire will include two signature works: Del Amor y Otras Barbaridades (Love and Other Calamities), a work choreographed for three couples who reveal fragments of their intimacy (1997), and Trio y Cordon (Three on a String), in which bodies intertwine, weaving a hidden web that inevitably unties them (1992). Contains nudity.
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, named "Chicago's Best Dance Theatre" by Chicago magazine and "Best Dance Venue" by the Chicago Reader, is the city's leading presenter of contemporary dance, showcasing artists of regional, national and international significance. Programs of The Dance Center are supported, in part, by the Alphawood Foundation, The Joyce Foundation, The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Irving Harris Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts and Arts Midwest. Additional funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Illinois Arts Council. Special thanks to Athletico, the Official Provider of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy for The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, and the Friends of The Dance Center.
Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale at The Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Avenue, 312-369-8330 and online at colum.edu/dancecenter. All programming is subject to change. The theatre is accessible to people with disabilities.
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by BWW - February 03, 2013