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Fall Arts Guide 2010: Dance Listings

Joffrey Ballet, Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba, Ballet Hispanico, and more

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September

friday24

Linkup Fall Showcase Featuring performances by Linkup artists in residence Lily Emerson and Emma Draves.  9/24-9/26, Links Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield, 773-281-0824, $10-$15.

saturday25

1306—Ten Years Later The Dance Center of Columbia College celebrates ten years in its current space with a daylong event featuring performances, classes, workshops, and more.   10 AM-11 PM, Dance Center of Columbia College, 1306 S. Michigan, 312-369-8330.

thursday30

Fall Series Hubbard Street Dance Company performs Arcangelo by Nacho Duato, Deep Down Dos by Alejandro Cerrudo, and a premiere by choreographer Victor Quijada.  9/30-10/3, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, 312-334-7777, $25-$94.

October

friday1

Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Three evenings of performance presented by Nicole Gifford.  10/1-10/3, Ruth Page Center, 1016 N. Dearborn, 312-952-3615, $16-$20.

wednesday6

Gods, Monsters, and Heroes Innervation Dance Cooperative premieres a contemporary rock ballet based on Greek myths and set to the music of popular artists including Pink, Feist, and Coldplay.   10/6-10/10, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, 773-975-8150, $10-$20.

thursday7

The Thank-You Bar A performance/installation featuring dance, live music, storytelling, and visual image by Catalyst director-choreographer Emily Johnson.  10/7-10/9, Dance Center of Columbia College, 1306 S. Michigan, 312-369-8330, $30.

friday8

For the Cause Inaside Chicago Dance's fifth annual performance to benefit the Center on Halsted. 10/8-10/9, Nicholas Senn Auditorium, 5900 N. Glenwood, 773-960-4909, $20-$30.

saturday9

Diavolo Part dance, part gymnastics, and part spectacle. 8 PM, McAninch Arts Center, College of DuPage, 425 Fawell, Glen Ellyn, 630-942-4200, $38-$48.

wednesday13

Joffrey Ballet The All Stars program features After the Rain, The Concert (Or the Perils of Everybody), and Balanchine's Stravinsky Violin Concerto and Tarantella. 10/13-10/24, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress, 312-739-0120, $25-$145.

friday15

In Pieces Striding Lion Performance Group celebrates its tenth anniversary with an evening of new dance theater works by Annie Bessara and Adriana Durant, featuring live music by Fluid Minds.  10/15-10/17, Links Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield, 773-281-0824, $15-$20.

saturday16

Luna Negra Dance Theater Contemporary Latin dance including the world premiere of Toda una Vida and a revival of Eduardo Vilaro's Deshar Alhat.  6:30 PM, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, 312-334-7777, $25-$55.

wednesday20

Sankai Juku See Best Bet.  7:30 PM, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, 312-334-7777, $35-$65.

friday22

LiveLife.Dance! Performances by Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago.  10/22-10/23, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, 312-334-7777, $15-$60.

saturday23

Butoh 50 Years: A New Vision? Today: a performance by the Berkeley-based Harupin-Ha Butoh Company. Sunday: a showing of Chicago Butoh artists' works.  10/23-10/24, Links Hall, 3435 N. Sheffield, 773-281-0824, linkshall.org, $10-$20.

thursday28

Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba Eighteen female dancers combine flamenco, ballet, and contemporary dance with Spanish and Afro-Cuban rhythms.  10/28-10/29, Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress, 312-431-2357, $30-$69.

Tyler Tyler Yasuko Yokoshi and Masumi Seyama collaborate in a performance inspired by the Japanese epic Tale of the Heike. 10/28-10/30, Dance Center of Columbia College, 1306 S. Michigan, 312-369-8330, $26-$30.

November

friday5

Ballet Hispanico A fusion of ballet, modern, and Latin dances.  7:30 PM, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, 312-334-7777, $35-$60.

saturday6

Ailey II Performance by Alvin Ailey's sister company.  8 PM, Center for Performing Arts, Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, University Park, 708-235-2222, $29-$53.

friday12

Eat to the Beat The River North Chicago Dance Company performs as part of an ongoing lunchtime series. Noon, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, 312-334-7777, $5.

saturday13

Fall Engagement A performance by the River North Chicago Dance Company, featuring a world premiere by choreographer Sidra Belle. Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, 312-334-7777, $TBA.

saturday20

Rituals Afro-Haitian folk dance by Tamboula Ethnic Dance Company. Time TBA, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, 773-517-0195 or 312-208-4437.

friday26

Global Rhythm 6 The Chicago Human Rhythm Project Presents four concerts featuring local and international percussive arts ensembles. 11/26-11/28, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph, 312-334-7777, $15-$55.

Listings compiled by Robin Peterson

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