Ballet Chicago’s Platinum Anniversary
The acclaimed Ballet Chicago Studio Company celebrates its 20th anniversary with a concert program featuring a world premiere by choreographer Frank Chaves set to a commissioned score written by Josephine Lee, president and artistic director of Chicago Children’s Choir, and performed live by Lee and cellist Meena Cho. Platinum Anniversary also features spectacular masterworks by George Balanchine, Ballet Chicago Founder and Artistic Director Dan Duell, and Resident Choreographer Ted Seymour, including Balanchine’s magnificent Serenade.
“This milestone year brings to culmination two decades of tomorrow’s young artists performing an extraordinary repertoire on Chicago stages,” reflected Duell. “In addition to presenting masterworks of George Balanchine every year, we have built a diverse inventory of works observing a forward-looking vision of beauty and innovation. Our anniversary program is a shining example of that vision. There could hardly be a more fitting tribute to the many dancers who have grown into professional artists worldwide, the many performers who will grace the Harris Theater stage this season, and the many supporters who have made it all possible.”
"a quiet miracle…impeccably clean technical execution…organic sense of breath…a rare treat for Chicago audiences.” — Lynn Colburn Shapiro
Photography by Ron McKinney Photography
Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust