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"Tesseracts of Time" Explores Time and Space Through Dance and Architecture

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 11.08.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Time and space: these are the boundaries that control our behavior. We exist in a moment and place that settle us into the perceived concreteness we call reality, fighting abstraction with an emphasis on the mundane.

Scottish Ballet's Erotic Streetcar Named Desire Raises Temperatures in Chicago

Carla Escoda | Posted 05.10.2016 | Arts
Carla Escoda

They almost had to hose down the audience at intermission of Scottish Ballet's A Streetcar Named Desire at the Harris Theater in Chicago on Thursday night. Erik Cavallari's Stanley had just had make-up sex with Sophie Martin's Stella, and choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's imaginative way with the erotic pas de deux had everyone hot and bothered.

The Art of Falling: Hubbard Street Dance and Second City's Comic Liaisons

Carla Escoda | Posted 12.18.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Early on in the ingenious collaboration between Second City and Hubbard Street Dance, Procol Harum's counterculture hymn permeates Chicago's Harris Theater as actors and dancers assemble in rows of folding chairs facing the audience.

All Is Possible: Hubbard Street's Summer Series

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 08.09.2014 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago brought together three impeccably danced pieces at the Harris Theater Thursday night-one of which was resident choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo's world premiere, The Impossible.

Mary Wilson and Four Tops Rock in Christmas Special

Hermene Hartman | Posted 02.26.2014 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

The show is a mixed bag of authentic Motown music varied with Christmas music -- just enough to bring the cheer of the season and make you forget the sub-zero chill outside.

Emotions in Motion: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago -- Fall Series

Catherine L. Tully | Posted 12.16.2013 | Arts
Catherine L. Tully

Powerful and poignant -- two simple words that provide a quick snapshot of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Fall Series at the Harris Theater Thursday evening. Each of the four pieces displayed strong choreography and palpable emotion.

Has Chicago Become a World Class City of Dance? The Hamburg Ballet Opens Its U.S. Tour in Chicago

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 04.03.2013 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

Chicago, which now has a string of artistic "firsts" under its belt, is also becoming a major player on the world stage of dance. And it isn't just that Chicago is bringing in international heavy hitters to perform. It also touts many important dance companies of its own.

Quintessential New Yorker and Social Commentator, Fran Lebowitz, Comes to Chicago

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.28.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Were it not for Fran Lebowitz, celebrated author, humorist and social commentator, the art of pontification might be lost. Lebowitz hails from the by-gone era when people sat around in cafes all day, observing life around them and going on about it.

Paris Opera Ballet Opens Its American Tour in Chicago, Then Heads to New York

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 08.28.2012 | Home
Elysabeth Alfano

It seems that Chicago's reputation as being the second city may be on its way out. After a 15 year absence from the U.S, the Paris Opera Ballet, the oldest ballet company in existence, opened its American tour at Chicago's Harris Theate.

Luna Negra Dance Theater Enters Its Next Phase With New Performance

Time Out Chicago | Zachary Whittenburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The last time Gustavo Ramírez Sansano moved to Chicago, it didn't quite take. Following three years with the junior company of Nederlands Dans Theate...

This Weekend: Rap Meets Opera At Harris Theater

Hip Hopera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Francesco Milioto, co-founder and conductor of the New Millennium Orchestra, isn't your typical opera buff. He's also a self-described "big fan of hip...

Summer's End

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

This chilly fall is premature, I think. While technically we are in the autumn, we should remember that on election day last Nov. 4 we were basking i...