In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Ballet Chicago’s Studio Company, Chaves was commissioned to create Ascension. This romantically haunting pas de deux features an original score for piano and cello by Josephine Lee, who will join the dancers onstage with cellist Meena Cho this Saturday at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance.
One of the highlights of the Ballet Chicago Studio Company's Platinum Anniversary Concerts this Saturday will be the World Premiere of Frank Chaves' Ascension. Chaves worked with composer Josephine Lee, who will perform her original composition for Ascension live with cellist Meena Cho at the Harris Theater performances.
We asked the choreographers whose works will be presented in Ballet Chicago's Platinum Anniversary Concerts on May 6 to choose a photo from their piece, and give us an inside look at what that photo captures -- about the Ballet Chicago Studio Company performers, about the Company's vision, and about their own perspective.
For Josephine Lee, the President and Artistic Director of the Chicago Children's Choir, collaboration is practically a vision, and one of her most expansive collaborative ideas will be on stage at the Harris Theater of Music and Dance, December 14th and 15th, with the return of Sita Ram. This is a collaborative accomplishment on a really significant scale.
The program is entitled MOMENTUM, and it promises to be the kind of lush and lucid ride through a uniquely River North landscape that the Company always manages to put together. Lizzie MacKenzie has a really good idea of how they do it.