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20Oct
The Rite of Spring and Other Works
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Athenaeum Theatre
Date: October 20, 2019 to April 05, 2020
Where: Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60657
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Event Type: Arts & Theater
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This April the company brings their exciting revival of Artistic Director Wade Schaaf's THE RITE OF SPRING. A hallmark work of the Ballet Russe era, Schaaf brings his contemporary vision to the scheme. This ballet examines a society of people who offer one of their own as a sacrifice to the land each Spring. At its premiere this ballet opened to riots in the theatre. A hundred years later Schaaf offers his stripped down, contemporary take on a well loved classic. Also on the bill CRB offers a world premiere work by Mariana Oliveria "Immortal Beloved" based on the discovered love letter that Beethoven never sent. Choreographed in celebration of the composer's 250th birth year, this ballet is a love letter to Beethoven and his life. Alongside this work, Schaaf will create a world premiere based on the concepts of touch, isolation and connection to a new score by composer Matt McKinney. Rounding out the program is Taylor Mitchell's fun "All You Need Is….". A work full of physical comedy, this piece is sure to delight and surprise.

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