The Rite of Spring

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See 3 world premiere and 3 company premiere works in this beautiful outdoor setting with the Chicago skyline in the distance!



Immortal Beloved by Mariana Oliveira
A sumptuous dance for the full company celebrating love, joy and the beauty of Beethoven's music, based on his famous letter of the same title.

Anderson Sweet by Wade Schaaf
A fun and lighthearted set of variations with a touch of kitsch set to the ever entertaining music of Leroy Anderson.

The Dying Swan by Wade Schaaf (After Fokine)
One of ballet's most loved variations. Set to the music of Saint-Seäns, in this variation we see a Swan take her last breath. One of the Ballet Ruesses' best! *This solo will be danced by guest artist Princess Reid of The Joffrey Ballet.*

All You Need Is... by Taylor Mitchell
Set to a score of French songs, this contemporary dance is full of physical comedy, wit, and is sure to delight.

The Rite of Spring (Le Sacre Du Printemps) by Wade Schaaf
A harrowing tale of love, loss, and sacrifice this Ballet Russes-era dance is re-examined by Artistic Director Wade Schaaf in their contemporary setting of the famous work scored by Stravinsky.

Don’t miss this breathtaking outdoor performance

July 23, 24, 25 at 7:30pm
Cricket Hill - Montrose Harbor
$45 Premium, $25 Standard
*Pay what you can/donation based seating is available on the hill. Bring your own seating*

  • A map and seating chart have been provided below for your convivence
  • Seating within each section is general admission
  • The Rite of Spring contains adult themes including violence, some material may be inappropriate for young audiences

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Cricket Hill

4500 N. Lakeshore Drive
Chicago, IL 60607