Please join the Harris Theater for Music and Dance for our 2018 Gala, celebrating the triumphant return of American Ballet Theatre to Chicago, where they will be taking the stage exclusively at the Harris.
Her Notes (2016) choreography by Jessica Lang
Other Dances (1976) choreography by Jerome Robbins
Thirteen Diversions (2011) choreography by Christopher Wheeldon
Performance starts at 6:00PM
The approximate run time of this performance is 1 hour (no intermission).
Take part in this enchanting evening of dance by reserving your seats online for $40 (performance only).
For more information about purchasing a table or an individual ticket to experience the complete Celebrate the Harris 2018 Gala, visit the gala webpage or call 312.334.2460. You can also download a pledge form here.
A self-proclaimed “visual artist whose medium is dance," choreographer Jessica Lang incorporates striking design elements and transforms classical ballet language to conceive a complete universe, both artfully crafted and emotionally engaging. Lang finds an intriguing inspiration for her “visual music” in a piano suite by Fanny Mendelssohn, the sister of composer Felix Mendelssohn, for her first ABT commission.
Other Dances pays homage to Chopin’s romanticism and the purity of classical ballet technique, featuring two dancers in a series of short, folk-infused dances. Created in 1976 for Natalia Makarova and Mikhail Baryshnikov, this dramatic pas de deux was specifically crafted to display the dancers’ remarkable technique and artistry.
Geometries shift in refreshing ways to create Christopher Wheeldon’s choreographic kaleidoscope of surprising images and spectacular contrasts. With four principal couples and 16 corps de ballet members, this is ballet on a grand scale.