The idea that led to plunging a theater seven stories beneath Chicago’s Millennium Park first came in the 1980s. At first called the Music and Dance Theater—MAD, for short—skeptics justifiably wondered if the Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance would ever be realized.
Supplement your visit to the Land of the Sweets with these editor-approved, (mostly) non-Nutcracker shows onstage this month. Power Struggle Russell Lepley in costume for Ursula Kate Sweeney, Courtesy FluxFlow Dance Project COLUMBUS, OH FluxFlow Dance Project’s Ursula was inspired by a cautionary tale: a Joanna Newsom song about a circus bear and her monkey […]
From an indie rock collaboration to major anniversary celebrations to yet another retelling of the Orpheus myth, the fall performance season has fully hit its stride. Here are the six shows we have on our calendars. Orchestrating the Underworld Wayne McGregor and his company in rehearsal Camilla Greenwell, Courtesy McGregor LONDON Wayne McGregor will be […]
The inaugural choreographer in residence at Chicago’s Harris Theater for Music and Dance has a lot of stretching to do. In the first year of his three-year tenure, Brian Brooks has worked with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s main company and pre-professional dancers; advanced students from the Chicago Academy for the Arts; with street percussionists The […]