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Aerial Dance Chicago and Elements Contemporary Ballet present the world premiere of AYA, an evening-length aerial ballet that will take the audience on journey of wonder and profound visceral experience. AYA expands on Surge, the first collaboration between Elements Contemporary Ballet and Aerial Dance Chicago.
Ballet 5:8's fall program is made up of three dynamic works that, though diverse, converge on a relatable theme: being human. The program's first work is a world premiere by emerging New York choreographer and Chicago native Preston Miller. And Mercy explores concepts of judgment, grace and mercy in an athletic, contemporary style that engages the eye in continuous, connected movement emerging seamlessly from the music.
The program's second premiere, Mi Familia, is a flamenco-styled ballet is drawn from Artistic Director Julianna Slager's own experiences growing up in a multi-racial family. The work celebrates the beauty of family and relationships that transcends racial and cultural differences. Finally, audience favorite The Four Seasons of the Soul will round out the program with its intense, poignant reflection on life expressed through the four seasons of nature. The neoclassical work is a beautiful, unforgettable experience that challenges us to see life through the lens of the
Opening Nomi's 9th season, Instrumental will showcase our creative and innovative talents from within. Staying true to Nomi's mission that there is a unique connection in many genres of dance, we now delve into the beautiful marriage between music and dance.
The audience will get to experience the music coming to life visually through each virtuosic movement of the performers' bodies. Join us for this inventive and visionary show as we pay homage to some of music's greatest composers and musicians!
Supreme Love showcases the dancers of M.A.D.D. Rhythms, a tap dance community traveling through the art with progressive admiration for tradition. Supreme Love, choreographed by Jumaane Taylor, "One of the Top 20 Hoofers under 20," according to Dance Sprit Magazine, and "One of the Top Five Dancers in Chicago," per the Chicago Tribune, expresses true life through the art of tap dance, recreating the chants of John Coltrane's manifestations through the album A Love Supreme and discovering truth from the sounds of the Universal Zulu Nation. Featuring saxophonist Rajiv Halim and other musicians, who reinvent the classic quartet and narrate the transitions between pieces, the tap company and musicians exchange expressive musical opinions, discovering truth within themselves and their art.