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Four Dance Events to See in Chicago This Month

The Joffrey Ballet puts on a Russian Masters production, and there are three other shows to see for $30 or less.

Photo: Christopher Duggan

Dancers Victoria Jaiani and Temur Suluashvili in Bells, on stage at the Joffrey Ballet as part of the Russian Masters event this month.

9/5–9/8 Line of Sighs. Inspired by the movement of a weaver at work, award-winning choreographer Victor Alexander sets dancers loose among a giant loom to pluck and play its ropes. $16.50–$51.50. Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N Dearborn. ruthpage.org.

9/19–21 at 7:30, 9/22 at 2 Russian Masters. Twentieth-century Russian choreographers forever changed—some would say modernized—ballet. The Joffrey certainly thinks so. Catch two iconic Russian works, Nijinsky’s The Rite of Spring and Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, as well as the rising star Yuri Possokhov’s 2011 piece Bells. $31–$152. Auditorium Theatre, 50 E Congress. auditoriumtheatre.org.

9/19–21 at 8 Play/Pause. The newest work by NYC-based MacArthur “genius” grantee choreographer Susan Marshall premieres in Chicago before heading on a national tour. $26–$30. Columbia College Chicago, 1306 S Michigan. colum.edu/dance_center.

9/27–28 at 7:30 Vision, Faith and Desire: Dancemakers Inspired by Martha Graham. Considered the mother of modern American dance, Martha Graham continues to leave a sizeable legacy. All six choreographers in this show attended or taught at Graham’s school, and they premier new works inspired by the woman who changed it all. $30. Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N Dearborn. ruthpage.org.


More events:
Theatre: Comedies, Dramas, Musicals | Music: Classical, New Music, Opera | Music: Jazz
Best of the Rest | Music: Rock, Pop, Hip Hop | Dance | Music: Classic Rock, Blues, Soul
Music: Folk, Country, World | Art Fairs and Galleries | Museums


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