Hubbard Street Dance Chicago brings its Spring Series to the Harris Theatre March 17 – 20 with a world premiere by Lucas Crandall. This “e-scale ensemble work choreographed for the entire company takes cues from Crandall’s interest in the movement mechanics of stampede behavior.” The company brings I am Mister B, the company’s homage to George Blanachine and The Impossible back to stage. For this program, Branimira Ivanova — Jeff Award–winning designer of 26 Hubbard Street premieres created all the costumes. Her work for the world premiere includes “heavy, heeled boots generating live percussion by the dancers.” For more information, visit hubbardstreetdance.com/spring
The Chicago Human Rhythm Project leads Chicago’s percussive dance community in the second annual STOMPING GROUNDS. This free event brings together Chicago’s African, Irish, Mexican, Spanish, Japanese and American percussive dance community. Most people think of percussive dance in the tap dance tradition. STOMPING GROUNDS aims to show how the rhythmic arts connects diverse communities through a series of free events in six distinct communities. Each event features a host company, a guest company, food trucks and costume exhibitions. The series kicks off April 4 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit https://chicagotap.org/event/stomping-grounds-kick-off-event-at-chicago-cultural-center/
VISCERAL DANCE CHICAGO presents world premieres by Nick Pupillo and Marguerite Donlon in its Spring 2016 Harris Theater Engagement SPRINGTHREE. Now in its third season, VISCERAL DANCE CHICAGO performers are recognized for “recognized for their technique, passion, and athleticism.” This program includes world premieres by Artistic Director Nick Pupillo and Marguerite Donlon, as well as exciting works from the company’s past seasons. One premier, Vital, “will feature live music performed by percussionist Peter Ferry and composed by David Lang and Ferry.” For more information on this April 9 program, visit www.visceraldance.com
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