Chicago Repertory Ballet Presents: Rite of Spring and Other Works

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Chicago Repertory Ballet will present “The Rite of Spring and New Works” at the Atheneum Theatre April 3 - 5. CRB is Chicago’s contemporary ballet company dedicated to storytelling and choreographic innovation, inspiring audiences and challenging preconceived notions of the art-form. 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. Tickets are at the Athenaeum box office or on CRB's website

Running Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


Athenaeum Theatre

2936 North Southport
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 935-6875