River North Dance Chicago presents the Company Premiere of Daniel Ezralow’s SUPER STRAIGHT is coming down — a fiercely physical, urban meltdown of epic proportions — along with the Harris Theater premiere of Charles Moulton’s Nine Person Precision Ball Passing, a classic performance piece based on highly synchronized and precise movement.

Artistic Director Frank Chaves also reprises two acclaimed works — his cool, jazz tribute to Miles Davis, Simply Miles Simply Us; and Al Sur Del Sur, the stunning suite of Argentinean tangos by Sabrina and Ruben Veliz.

Additional selections from RNDC’s acclaimed repertoire include:

  • Evolution of a Dream, a full-company re-envisioning of one of RNDC’s classic and signature works “Reality of a Dreamer,” created by Co-Artistic Director Emerita Sherry Zunker in 1992. The piece is set to a new version of the original song, “Sweet Dreams,” by co-composers Annie Lennox and David Stewart as performed by His Rock Fabulous Orchestra.
  • Fixé, a revival of Artistic Director Frank Chaves’ first choreographed duet. It is a haunting, animalistic and other-worldly pas de deux. Set to music from Cirque du Soleil, this performance is both elegantly romantic and abstract.
  • Train, choreographed by Robert Battle, Artistic Director for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. This commanding and bold work is an abstract ritual in three parts set to a percussive live recording.

SUPER STRAIGHT is coming down by Daniel Ezralow (Company Premiere)
Simply Miles, Simply Us by Artistic Director Frank Chaves (Harris Theater Premiere)
     “immensely enjoyable while married to its music with intelligence and cool"
     –Chicago Tribune
Al Sur Del Sur by Sabrina & Ruben Veliz
     “awash in heat and passion"
     –Chicago Sun-Times
Train by Robert Battle
     “...an innovative, seemingly harsh, but ultimately irresistible assault... a metallic, percussive score, flush with
     all manner of clever choral lines and nifty, intricate footwork."
     –Chicago Tribune

TICKETS $30 – $75


Photography by Sandro


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