Giordano Dance Chicago (GDC), America’s original jazz dance company, debuts an exciting new full company work by choreographer Peter Chu (“So You Think You Can Dance”) when the company presents their fall engagement at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. In addition to Chu’s new work, the program for GDC’s Oct. 28-29 concerts will include three revivals plus two favorites from GDC’s acclaimed repertoire: “Yes, And…” (2010) by Autumn Eckman [Revival]. The choreography for this high energy contemporary jazz dance work was inspired by the theater/comedy improv exercise of building off of surprises and boasts a cast of 16 dancers; Sam Watson’s “Hi Jinks” (1998) [Revival] is an entertainingly goofy tribute to ‘60s TV shows; Jon Lehrer’s “Cesura” (2000) [Revival]. “Cesura” is Latin for a brief pause or interruption. This provocative duet examines a “can’t live with, can’t live without” relationship.;Shirt Off My Back” (2015). Award-winning choreographer Ray Mercer’s work explores the inherent sacrifices people make as they enter into a relationship;Kiesha Lalama’s “Alegría” (2011). This full company work uses jazz, modern, contemporary and ballet movement to examine the universal human experience of searching, finding and ultimately accepting joy.
Tickets go on sale Aug. 19.
Modern / Contemporary