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Giordano Dance Chicago Fall Concert
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5 reviews
33 stars
attended Oct 26 2013

it was nice and energetic; we will go to watch them again

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1 stars
attended Oct 26 2013

Giordano Dance Chicago was exhilarating to watch! Interesting, energetic, athletic, and sexy are adjectives that come to mind. A fun evening of dance!

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About Roni Koresh:

“Roni and his internationally acclaimed Koresh Dance Company have been an ongoing part of our Jazz Dance World Congress for many years, so I know first-hand of his reputation for inventive, physically and emotionally demanding choreography,” says GDC Artistic Director Nan Giordano. “His work requires dancers that are not only technically proficient, but willing to devote their heart, soul and passion to both the rehearsal process and performance.  GDC is blessed with dancers who possess all those qualities, so our audiences are in for something spectacular.” 

About Autumn Eckman:

In the past four years Eckman, has created seven works for GDC. This eighth work created for the October concerts will be a high energy piece showcasing the impressive talents of the five women and three men of the 2013-2014 Giordano II dancers. “Autumn brings incredible talent and wit to her choreography,” says Giordano. “She knows GDC inside and out, and I love the way she always creates works for us that are true to our core identity while incorporating exciting new movement, music and themes.”


“Give and Take”* *by Brock Clawson (2009)

**Clawson’s popular full-company piece, originally choreographed for GDC in 2009, has been praised as “daring and athletic” by the Chicago Sun-Times. Clawson was the recipient of Dance Chicago’s 2005 Outstanding Choreography Award and the Festival named him Choreographer of the Year in 2006.


“La Belleza de Cuba” by Liz Imperio (2013)

**Imperio, whose extensive credits include staging and choreography for Jennifer Lopez, Cher, Gloria Estefan and Madonna, uses Latin, Afro-Cuban, jazz and contemporary choreography in this joyous full-company work celebrating GDC’s monumental 50-year dance legacy and honoring Imperio’s Cuban heritage. This work was made possible through the generous support of Pam Crutchfield and the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation.


Kiesha Lalama’s “Alegría” (2011)

**This full-company work uses jazz, modern, contemporary and ballet movement to examine the universal human experience of searching, finding and ultimately accepting joy.

The evening will also feature two more works to be announced.

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: <em>Love Sonnets</em> Batsheva Dance Company <em>Some of a Thousand Words</em> Bruckner Orchester Linz & Angélique Kidjo Music of the Baroque: Mass in C Minor CMS: <em>Mendelssohn on Fire</em> <em>The Rosenkranz Mysteries</em>