Drumline Live Percussion Extravaganza Comes to Chicago
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All offers for Drumline Live have expired.
The last date listed for Drumline Live was Sunday October 30, 2011 / 3:00pm.
Currently at Auditorium Theatre :
- Full Price:
- $83.00 - $155.00
- Our Price:
- $41.50 - $77.50
Known as "the company of firsts," Joffrey Ballet was the first dance company to perform at the White House, the first to appear on television, the first to appear on the cover of Time magazine and the first to have a major motion picture based on them (Robert Altman's The Company). Experience this must-see dance company's innovative dance work live as they present Stories in Motion, a trio of works from three exciting contemporary choreographers. Works include Balanchine's Prodigal Son, based on the biblical tale of sin and redemption from one of the greatest choreographers of all time. Antony Tudor's masterpiece Lilac Garden explores the conflicting emotions of a young woman who's trapped by the strictures of Edwardian culture and forced to give up the young man she loves. Stories in Motion also features the Joffrey premiere of RAkU, in which Ukranian-born choreographer Yuri Possokhov uses the burning of the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto as the point of departure for a story of love, treachery, separation and tragedy. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Charles
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Great, high energy performance by outstanding talent among all participants. They engaged the audience fully and had us onour feet, clapping, cheering, dancing! They even marched us out of the theatre at the end of the performance. Great for kids from about age 6 on up too! I'm hoping to take my grandkids.
Quotes & Highlights
Check out the promo video on YouTube.
Africa — The ancient rhythms of the world’s first drummers fly on the wings of time, reinvented in the sound and fury of a new band of musicians.
Drum Major/Shout It Out — Nobody can sit still when these all-star musicians and dancers strut their stuff. Get up, get loud, and Shout it Out!
American Soul — Some call it Motown. Some call it soul. Revel in the sweet, smooth sounds that defined an American musical genre with songs made famous by some of the greatest recording artists of all time.
The King — Be prepared to “Beat It” with a “Thriller” highlight reel from the King of Pop, featuring a choreographed rendition of “Smooth Criminal” and “Billie Jean.”
Midnight Magic — These ghostly drummers are hip and magical. Don’t blink because you won’t believe the sights you are about to see.
Gospel — Put on your Sunday-go-to-meetin’ clothes and join this hand-clapping, heart-thumping celebration of America’s Southern gospel music. And don’t you pay no mind to that down-home testifyin’ … it’s all good news!
Street Beat — This action-packed group of percussionists will absolutely amaze you. This team of drummers is fast with their sticks and just as fast on their feet.
Swingin’ — If you dig the sounds of the Big Bands, you’ve come to the right place! Welcome to Swing Town. Open twenty-four hours. Bring your dancin’ shoes …
Halftime — The sound and style of the Historical Black College and University marching bands is legendary. Enjoy this tribute to the iconic halftime extravaganza made famous by HBCU bands from across America. Who needs a stadium?
Ultimate Drum Battle — This is a one-on-one battle of some of the best drummers you have ever witnessed. There can be only one champion and the audience will decide who it is!
HBCU Drumline — The bass drums sound like thunder; the flash of the cymbals is like lighting. The HBCU Drumline is an amazing explosion of power and precision.
*Funky Footwork *— Nothing can prepare you for the dazzling choreography of the HBCU dance routine and musical selections that highlight the best of ’80s and ’90s hip-hop.