Regularly commissioned by Ravinia to present new works, the CDI performance marks the return of the 2015 commissioned piece Fly Me to the Moon. As well as, the return of last year’s world premiere: Artistic Director Venetia Stifler’s critically-acclaimed full-length work originally created in 1985 but reimagined for the 21st century, The Chicago Project: Future Present. This year’s audience will be privy to the development of Stifler’s newest work in progress, Words with Music & Dance, commissioned by the Poetry Foundation.
Ruth Page first began her association with Ravinia in 1926 and today the Ruth Page Festival of Dance continues her legacy and dedication to dance, new ideas and breathtaking performances. An annual favorite with sold-out performances, CDI opens the Ruth Page Festival of Dance and the 2018 Ravinia Season.