Auditorium Theatre announces lineup for Movement + Music Festival
The Auditorium Theatre announced its schedule today for the 2013 Movement + Music Festival, beginning February 28 and running through dates in June. The five-month-long fest pairs Chicago dance and music artists for a series of world-premiere performances and collaborations.
Among the dance offerings: Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center’s Bryant Ballet, DanceWorks Chicago, Full Effect Entertainment Theatrical Dance Company, Joel Hall Dancers, Kalapriya Dance Company, Kuumba Lynx, Mexican Dance Ensemble and Thodos Dance Chicago.
A panel will select five stand-out pieces from the groups above, as part of the culminating Music + Movement Showcase, which will also include Giordano Dance Chicago and Luna Negra Dance Theater.
Havana Blue, a collaboration between River North Dance Chicago and Orbert Davis’s Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, premieres April 13, taking inspiration from the shared Cuban/Afro-Caribbean roots of RivNo artistic director Frank Chaves and CJP director Davis. Commissioned by the Auditorium Theatre, the piece uses an original score composed by CJP.
Performances take place at the Auditorium’s Katten/Landau Studio (435 S Wabash Ave, fourth floor) and the Landmark Stage (50 E Congress Pkwy). A $99 pass allows entry for every performance. The fest continues with a series of free community shows in June at select locations around the city; dates and times TBD.
Tickets and more details available at auditoriumtheatre.org/musicandmovement or by calling 800-982-2787. Or, purchase tickets in person at the Auditorium Box Office (50 E Congress Pkwy).