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.
The Ballet Chicago Studio Company is celebrating its Twentieth Anniversary on Mary 6 with two concerts at the Harris Theater, with a characteristically promising program. DancerMusic asked Ballet Chicago about this remarkable accomplishment. Here's what they had to say:
They're off to perform in India, on a multi-city tour that will bring audiences there a chance to hear what talent and dedication sound like set to music.
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.