Thodos Dance Chicago Performs an Evening of Premieres
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for Thodos Dance Chicago have expired.
The last date listed for Thodos Dance Chicago was Saturday February 16, 2013 / 8:00pm.
Most Popular Dance Event Nearby:
- Full Price:
- $100.00 - $152.00
- Our Price:
- $60.00 - $91.20
The world famous Joffrey Ballet stages a bold contemporary version of one of Shakespeare's most beloved tragedies, Romeo and Juliet. The Chicago Philharmonic will be on hand to perform Sergei Prokofiev's powerfully dramatic score, which includes the famous "Dance of the Knights" (aka "Montagues and Capulets"). This timeless story of two young lovers caught between their warring families unfolds against a striking multimedia backdrop, which depicts three different political eras of the 20th century. Choreographed by Krzysztof Pastor, director of the Polish National Ballet, this vibrant new telling of Romeo and Juliet is "stunning ... truly magnificent" (London's The Telegraph). Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Award winning choreographers Ann Reinking *and *Melissa Thodos *are teaming again to co-choreograph *_A Light in the Dark, the story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan__, _their second full-length contemporary story ballet, this time telling an intimate family story about the extraordinary woman who was deaf and blind yet went on to become a world-famous writer, political activist and inspiration to all.
A Light in the Dark, the story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan* *_is an equally powerful yet more intimate, family-friendly follow-up to Thodos Dance Chicago’s recent success with *_The White City: Chicago’s Columbian Exposition of 1893*, a Reinking/Thodos collaboration that told the story of Chicago’s legendary 1893 World’s Fair through contemporary dance, and was named “Best Dance 2011” by the _Chicago Sun-Times. _In fact, the same _White City _creative team is returning to collaborate on A Light in the Dark, including composer Bruce Wolosoff, who is creating an original score exclusively for this new work, Emmy Award®-winning filmmaker Christopher Kai Olsen, who will create a behind the scenes film, dance legend Gary Chryst, who will provide rehearsal and stage direction, Nathan Tomlinson, TDC’s resident lighting designer, and Nathan Rohrer, TDC’s resident costume designer.
A Light in the Dark, the story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan* will be the first act of Thodos Dance Chicago’s *_Winter Concert 2013, which also will boast a second act featuring the new work *Rest is Not Always Possible by west coast choreographer *KT Nelson, Co-Artistic Director of ODC Dance Company in San Francisco, recognizing that contemporary life is nonstop and in an effort to search for repose, “rest is not always possible.”; another new work by TDC founder and artistic director Melissa Thodos *titled *_Subtle Passages_, a mysterious work inspired by the unknowing transit of time hidden by quiet shifts and ebbs in life that steer our path; plus a company premiere from TDC’s recent *New Dances 2012 *choreography performance series titled *_Lullaby by New Dances 2012 guest choreographer *Brian Enos that has created a work of polar opposite ideas in movement, music, and structure. The piece moves from a cold electronic isolated landscape to a warm, lyrical and connective abstract world.