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September

thursday 9/11

An Evening of Remembrances, Honoring the Victims and Families of 9/11 A showcase of Joffrey favorites and new works. a 6 PM. Joffrey Ballet, Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millenium Park, free.

With a Twist Matter Dance Company's concert includes a "choose your own adventure" feature where the audience gets to decide what comes next aThrough 9/14: Thu-Sat 8 PM, Sun 3 PM, Viaduct Theatre, 3111 N. Western, 773-281-3140, $15-$20.

friday 9/12

Convergence Chicago contemporary dancers perform in and around four different architectural installations in an Archer Ave. garage. a7 PM, also 9/13, 8:30 PM. The Seldoms. 2300 S. Archer Avenue, (312) 328-0303. $20 suggested donation at the door.

Memoirs of Time Continuing Celia Weiss Bambara and Archana Kumar, recently arrived in Chicago from LA and Seattle respectively, present an evening of performance and dance. aThrough 9/14: Fri-Sat 8 PM, Sun 7 PM, Links Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield, 773-281-0824, $10-$12.

tuesday 9/16

San Francisco Ballet See Best Bets. Accompanied by the Chicago Sinfonietta. a Through Sat 9/20. Program A: Tue 9/16 and Fri 9/19, 7:30 PM, Sat 9/20,1:30 PM. Program B: Wed 9/17 and Sat 9/20, 7:30 PM, Sun 9/21, 1:30 PM. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive in Millennium Park, (312) 334-7777. $70-$115.

thursday 9/18

Other Dance Festival Sixteen Chicago modern dance groups, including The Seldoms and MadShak Dance Company, perform in the annual fall festival. a Through 10/3: Thu and Fri, 7:30 PM. Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater, 3035 N. Hoyne, 1-800-838-3006, $12-$15, $35 Fest Pass.

friday 9/19

Jondo Portraits and Unions & Crossings The Clinard Dance Theater performs two works of flamenco-based dance theater. a Through 21: Fri-Sat 8 PM, Sun 7 PM, Links Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield, 773-281-0824, $20.

sunday 9/21

Forever Tango Luis Bravo's Broadway show charts the rise of the tango from its birth in the 19th century brothels of Buenos Aires. No dialogue or storyline, but an 11-piece onstage band accompanies the singers and dancers. a 7 PM. College of Lake County. $40-$52.

friday 9/26

Ciclos The Latino contemporary dance company celebrates its 10th anniversary with a world premiere of Deshár Alhát (Leave Sunday), Artistic Director Eduardo Vilaro's work on the culture of Sephardic Jews who settled in Latin America. a 8 PM, also 9/27, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive in Millennium Park, (312) 334-7777. $25-$55.

saturday 9/27

Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl Aurora-based company showcases traditional choreography and intricate costumes made in Mexico. Featuring Mexican singer Goyo Cruz. a 7 PM. Paramount Theater, 23 East Galena Boulevard, Aurora, (630) 896-6666. $15-$22.

October

thursday 10/2

Giselle The tragic love story of the maiden and the nobleman features some of Marius Petipa's most technically demanding choreography. Diana Vishneva, principal dancer with both the Kirov and American Ballet Theatre, performs the title role. a Through 10/5: Thu and Fri 7:30 PM, Sat 2 PM and 8 PM, Sun 2 PM. Kirov Ballet and Orchestra, Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway, (312) 902-1500.

saturday 10/11

Music, Metal, Muscle + a Mini-skirt Echoing STOMP! and Blue Man Group, the five musicians in Scrap Arts Music bang out percussion sounds on more than 140 instruments hand-crafted from scrap material. a 8 PM. Scrap Arts Music, The MacAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, Fawell and Park boulevards, Glen Ellyn, (630) 942-4000, $30-$40.

wednesday 10/15

Joffrey Fall Repertory Program The Joffrey premieres a new work by NYC Ballet soloist Edward Liang, and Chopin accompanies Jerome Robbins' romantic In the Night, a study in human relationships. Poignantly, the company also commemorates the 20th anniversary of the death of Robert Joffrey, resurrecting his dance suite Postcards. aThrough 10/26. The Joffrey Ballet, Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, (312) 902-1500. $25-$145. Times TBD.

thursday 10/16

Namah See Under the Radar. aThrough 10/18: Thu-Sat 8 PM. The Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan, (312) 3690-6600. $24.

friday 10/17

Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) French-Algerian choreographer Heddy Maalem's version of Stravinsky's ballet is performed by dancers from West Africa. aThrough 10/19, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago, 312-397-4010, prices

saturday 10/18

Ronald K Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company Nina Simone, Duke Ellington and Aretha Franklin provide the music for a night of mixed repertory from the acclaimed NYC-based dance company. a8 PM. MacAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, Fawell and Park boulevards, Glen Ellyn, (630) 942-4000, $32-$42.

thursday 10/23

Trisha Brown Dance Company—Four Decades of Dance A 40-year retrospective of the legendary contemporary choreographer features collaborations with Pop artist Robert Rauschenberg and a duet set to the Grateful Dead's "Uncle John's Band." aThrough 10/25, 8 PM. Post-performance discussion 10/ 23. The Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., (312) 3690-6600, Prices TBD.

November

sunday 11/2

The Song and Dance Ensemble of West Africa Hints of reggae and Latin appear in this performance of traditional West African music and movement. a7 PM. MacAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, Fawell and Park boulevards, Glen Ellyn, (630) 942-4000, $28-$38.

friday 11/7

New Philharmonic: Music and Movement The Hubbard Street 2 company performs one new work and one repertoire piece to music from Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber, played live on stage by the Chicago New Philharmonic. aAlso 11/8, 8 PM. Hubbard Street 2 and the Chicago New Philharmonic. MacAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, Fawell and Park boulevards, Glen Ellyn, (630) 942-4000, $25-$35.

saturday 11/22

Men's Stories Chicago native Lubovitch's meditation on masculinity features an incredible virtuoso piece for three male soloists. a7:30 PM. Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive in Millennium Park, (312) 334-7777. $45-$75.

friday 11/28

Stomp Percussion and physical comedy mark this wildly successful show, now in its 16th year touring. aThrough 11/30: Fri 8:30 PM, Sat 3 PM and 8 PM, Sun 2:30 PM and 6:30 PM. Paramount Theater, 23 East Galena Boulevard, Aurora, (630) 896-6666. $32.50-$49.50.

September

thursday 9/18

Other Dance Festival Sixteen Chicago modern dance groups, including The Seldoms and MadShak Dance Company, perform. a Through 10/3, Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater, 3035 N. Hoyne, 800-838-3006, $12-$15, $35 Fest Pass.

friday 9/19

Jondo Portraits and Unions & Crossings The Clinard Dance Theater performs two works of flamenco-based dance theater. a Through 9/21, Links Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield, 773-281-0824, $20.

thursday 9/25

David Dorfman Dance Two evening-length pieces, on separate programs. a Through 9/28, The Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., 312-369-6600, $24-$28.

friday 9/26

Ciclos The Latino contemporary dance company celebrates its 10th anniversary with a world premiere of Deshar Alhat (Leave Sunday), Eduardo Vilaro's work on the culture of Sephardic Jews who settled in Latin America. a Through 9/27, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, 312-334-7777. $25-$55.

saturday 9/27

Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl Aurora-based company showcases traditional choreography and intricate costumes made in Mexico. Featuring Mexican singer Goyo Cruz. a 7 PM. Paramount Theater, 23 E. Galena, Aurora, 630-896-6666. $15-$22.

October

thursday 10/2

Giselle The tragic love story of the maiden and the nobleman features some of Marius Petipa's most technically demanding choreography. Diana Vishneva, principal dancer with both the Kirov and American Ballet Theatre, performs the title role. a Through 10/5, Kirov Ballet and Orchestra, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress, 312-902-1500, $30-$120.

saturday 10/11

Music, Metal, Muscle + a Mini-skirt The five musicians in Scrap Arts Music bang out percussion sounds on instruments hand-crafted from scrap material. a 8 PM, MacAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Fawell and Park, Glen Ellyn, 630-942-4000, $30-$40.

wednesday 10/15

Joffrey Fall Repertory Program Works by Edward Liang, Jerome Robbins, and Robert Joffrey on the 20th anniversary of Joffrey's death. aThrough 10/26, The Joffrey Ballet, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress, 312-902-1500. $25-$145.

thursday 10/16

Namah See Under the Radar. aThrough 10/18, The Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan, 312-3690-6600. $24.

friday 10/17

Le Sacre du Printemps French-Algerian choreographer Heddy Maalem's version of Stravinsky's ballet is performed by dancers from West Africa. aThrough 10/19, Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago, 312-397-4010, $20-$25.

saturday 10/18

Ronald K Brown/Evidence, A Dance Company Nina Simone, Duke Ellington, and Aretha Franklin provide the music for a mixed repertory from the NYC-based dance company. a8 PM, MacAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Fawell and Park, Glen Ellyn, 630-942-4000, $32-$42.

sunday 10/19

Forever Tango Luis Bravo's Broadway show charts the rise of the tango from its birth in the 19th century brothels of Buenos Aires. a 7 PM, College of Lake County, 19351 W. Washington, Grayslake, jlcenter.clcillinois.edu, $15-$52.

thursday 10/23

Trisha Brown Dance Company—Four Decades of Dance A 40-year retrospective of the choreographer's work. aThrough 10/25, The Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., 312-369-6600, $24-$28.

November

sunday 11/2

The Song and Dance Ensemble of West Africa Hints of reggae and Latin in a performance of traditional West African music and movement. a7 PM, MacAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Fawell and Park, Glen Ellyn, 630-942-4000, $28-$38.

friday 11/7

New Philharmonic: Music and Movement The Hubbard Street 2 company performs one new work and one repertoire piece to music from Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber, played live on stage by the Chicago New Philharmonic. aThrough 11/8, MacAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, Fawell and Park, Glen Ellyn, 630-942-4000, $25-$35.

saturday 11/22

Men's Stories Chicago native Lar Lubovitch's meditation on masculinity. a7:30 PM, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, 312-334-7777. $45-$75.

friday 11/28

Stomp Percussion and physical comedy, in a touring show. aThrough 11/30, Paramount Theater, 23 E. Galena, Aurora, 630-896-6666. $32.50-$49.50.

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