Saturday, May 30th, 2015
2:00 PM & 7:30 PM




Harris Theater for Music and Dance
HarrisTheaterChicago.org / 312•334•7777 / 205 E. Randolph Dr.





Concerto in A Minor
Choreography by Daniel Duell
Music by J.S. Bach, BWV 1041
Length - 17 minutes


This neo-classical work plumbs the inner landscape of J.S. Bach's baroque Concerto in A Minor for Violin, resulting in a work of vitality and serenity for a lead couple supported by a large ensemble.
First performed by the Ballet Chicago Studio Company May, 2009, The Athenaeum Theatre
Harris Theater Premiere, May 2015


Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux
Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Music by P.I. Tchaikovsky
Length - 10 minutes


In this tribute to his classical Russian roots, Balanchine delivers a peerless confection of floating classical lyricism punctuated by turns of explosive technical brilliance. Set to Tchaikovsky's original music for Act Three of Swan Lake, this exciting duet is an enduring audience favorite worldwide.
Harris Theater Premiere, May 2015

A Pulse Stolen
Choreography by Ted Seymour
Music by Chopin, Project Trio, MUM, Max Richter
Length - 21 minutes


A Pulse Stolen is an exploration of contemporary movement drawing inspiration from modern media and the eye of the camera. Through this process, it enables a new way of approaching an abstract narrative with dance.
First performed by Ballet Chicago Studio Company, May, 2010, The Athenaeum Theatre
Harris Theater Premiere, May 2015


Danzon!
Choreography by Ted Seymour
Music by Arturo Marquez
Length - 10 minutes


This delightful tour de force for three women and two men is infused with the Latin rhythms and driving energy of composer Arturo Marquez's captivating orchestral score. Ted Seymour's contemporary vocabulary delivers rich stylistic invention and sheer delight.
First performed by the Ballet Chicago Studio Company, March 2014, Nettlehorst Theater
Harris Theater premiere, May 2015


Who Cares?
Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust
Music by George Gershwin
Length - 35 minutes


First performed in February 1970 by the New York City Ballet, this ballet is a jazzy romp through the songs of George Gershwin. Arranged for a large cast supporting a central male and three ballerinas, the ballet features ingenious, rhythmic footwork and high technical demands. Its duets are charmingly romantic in a decidedly American vein, and its closing movement, set to Gershwin's "I've Got Rhythm," sizzles with irrepressible brio.
Harris Theater Premiere May 2012

 

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