Chicago Repertory Ballet performs Wade Schaaf's "MACBETH" at Chicago's Athenaeum Theatre, and DancerMusic's Crystal Gurrola spoke to Wade about the return of this very admired production. Here's what Wade told us:
Since its founding in 2011, Chicago Repertory Ballet has been bringing innovative contemporary ballet choreography to the stage, while reviving the spirit of storytelling that classical ballet itself was founded upon. CRB has taken the familiar and hit the refresh button on it. They’ve opened the landscape of what stories could be told through dance and how they could be shared, inviting new perspectives in dance making and viewership. On November 3rd and 4th we will get to see brand new perspectives shine from within CRB through the voices of the company dancers themselves. CRB will present The Choreography Project, an intimate in-house event at Dovetail Studios. The Choreography Project features brand new works-in-progress by five of CRB’s company dancers, each with their own unique stories to shares and unique creative processes. The choreographers sharing at this event are John Cartwright, Carley Klebba, Miriam-Rose LeDuc, Luis Vasquez, and Jacqueline Stewart. We caught up with Jacqueline Stewart to find out more about The Choreography Project. Here’s what she told us:
If you had a chance to read our PRE-View for Ballet 5:8's Compass, then you know that Artistic Director Julianna Slager and her company of expressive dancers have committed their season thus far to spreading compassion in every community they touch. This past Friday, Ballet 5:8 took the stage at the Athenaeum Theater in Chicago and delivered an evening of inspired choreography and thought-provoking performance. DancerMusic's Kristi Licera was in the audience for this one-night only performance, and invites you to join her as she RE-Views Ballet 5:8.