Five Dance Performances to See in October

See the outer limits of dance at Mordine & Company, four works at Hubbard Street, and opium and snakes at Joffrey Ballet.

Photo: Courtesy of Mordine & Company

I Haven’t Gone There . . . is on stage at Mordine & Company October 3–5.

ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET
10/5 at 7:30 The company performs three dances: Over Glow by the Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo, Beautiful Mistake by the Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto, and Last by Chicago’s own Alejandro Cerrudo. $25–$75. Harris Theatre, 205 E Randolph. harristheaterchicago.org.

HUBBARD STREET DANCE CHICAGO
10/10–13 Catch four works, including the Chicago main stage debut of the choreographer and DJ Robyn Mineko Williams, who mixes her own score. Also featured: Mats Ek’s Casi-Casa and a world premiere by Alejandro Cerrudo. $25–$99. Harris Theatre, 205 E Randolph. hubbardstreetdance.com.

JOFFREY BALLET
10/16–27 at 7:30 and 2 La Bayadère. An exotic and erotic vision of India, complete with opium and snakes, fuels the fantasy world of this 19th-century ballet. $31–$152. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E Congress. joffrey.org.

BILL T. JONES AND ARNIE ZANE DANCE COMPANY
10/24–25 at 8; 10/26 at 3 and 8 Story/Time. The legendary choreographer sings about the quandaries of life, race, family, and art for onstage performers. $28–$40. The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, 1306 S Michigan. colum.edu/dance_center.

MORDINE & COMPANY DANCE THEATER
10/3–5 at 8 I Haven’t Gone There . . . The outer limits of dance thrive here. With live music by the marching band Mucca Pazza. $21–$26. The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, 1306 S Michigan. mordine.org.

 

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