Giordano Dance Chicago (GDC), America’s original jazz dance company, debuts a new work by Liz Imperio, hailed as choreographer to the stars, when the company presents their spring engagement at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. The program will also feature former GDC dancer and River North Dance Chicago Artistic Director Frank Chaves’ restaging of “Grusin Suite,” a work that had its birth with GDC debuting as part of their Jazz Dance World Festival in 1993.
The program for GDC’s spring Harris engagement also includes works from GDC’s repertoire:
· “Divided Against” (2016). Peter Chu explores the divergent forces within us in this full company work set to original music by Jean-François (Djeff) Houle;
· “A Ritual Dynamic” (2008). Jon Lehrer’s signature work will be restaged by GDC Artistic Director Nan Giordano to feature all 16 GDC dancers;
· “Sneaky Pete” (2015). Brock Clawson draws on his love of theater to create this deliciously intriguing work with a touch of film noir;
· “The Man That Got Away” (1990). This witty “pas de deux for one” was created by former GDC and RNDC Artistic Director Emeritus Sherry Zunker, and gifted to GDC in 2007.
Giordano Dance Chicago presents its fall engagement at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Dr., Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15-$75. For tickets call 312.334.7777 or visit harristheaterchicago.org.
GDC dancers and board members join Artistic Director Nan Giordano, Executive Director Michael McStraw and guests for a Gala Celebration After Party to support GDC and its outreach programs at the The Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph Drive, immediately following the Saturday, April 1, 7:30 p.m. performance at the Harris Theater. “We will be taking this opportunity to recognize GDC dancer Maeghan McHale, named one of Dance Magazine's ‘Top 25 to Watch’ in 2010, as she celebrates 10 years in the main company,” states Nan Giordano. Gala tickets include a VIP ticket to the April 1 performance. Price will be announced at a future date. For tickets or more information visit giordanodance.org or call 312.922.1332.