10/14/2010 10:14 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Luna Negra Dance Theater Enters Its Next Phase With New Performance

The last time Gustavo Ramírez Sansano moved to Chicago, it didn't quite take. Following three years with the junior company of Nederlands Dans Theater in the Hague, the then 23-year-old dancer joined Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in the summer of 2001. "I knew I was leaving within months--before Christmas," the tall, thin, thickly accented Spaniard tells me as the 17 members of Luna Negra Dance Theater prepare for their first hometown performance under his direction Saturday 16. Within a year, he returned to Europe.

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