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The best things to do in Chicago this month,
selected by our culture criticsJune 2016

Dance
Avant Garde, Ballet, Modern

Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago
Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago, participants in Chicago Rhythm Fest Photo: William Frederking

CHICAGO HUMAN RHYTHM PROJECT

6/4 at 7:30 Five local dance companies join together for the Chicago Rhythm Fest, ending a two-month celebration of percussive dance, including tap, flamenco, and Irish, Mexican, and African forms. Child friendly. $28–$68. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress. auditoriumtheatre.org

ENSEMBLE ESPAÑOL

6/17–19 Ending the month-long American Spanish Dance & Music Festival is Flamenco Passion: an eclectic mix of favorites from the company’s 40-year canon. Also on the program is the world premiere Iroko, a flamenco ballet choreographed by Angel Rojas and Carlos Rodriguez to original music. $26–$46. North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie, Skokie. northshorecenter.org

 

HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO

6/9–19 Named a favorite of 2014 by pretty much everyone, The Art of Falling, Hubbard Street’s ingenious collaboration with Second City, returns for a two-weekend revival of hilarious vignettes. $30–$99. Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph. harristheaterchicago.org

TRIPLICATE

6/16–17 Three recent Columbia College graduates team up for an evening of contemporary dances with themes of desire, intimacy, and agency. $10. Hamlin Park Fieldhouse, 3035 N. Hoyne. brownpapertickets.com

WE WILL TAP YOU

6/25 at 7:30 Chicago Tap Theatre mounts its final show of the season, a tap dance ode to the music of Queen. Dancers set their feet to glam rock played by a live band in this one-night nothing-quite-like-it extravaganza. $25–$37. Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport. athenaeumtheatre.org

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