The Times Are Racing

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The times are racing for the brightest stars in dance today. See powerful, gripping works of unbridled athleticism from four of the most influential choreographers in the field, including Justin Peck’s The Times Are Racing, Christopher Wheeldon’s CommediaBliss! by Stephanie Martinez, and Mono Lisa and The Sofa by Itzik Galili.


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Choreography:  © Christopher Wheeldon
Music:  Igor Stravinsky

Taking inspiration from Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite, Wheeldon's ballet is an "elegant piece, beautifully jointed and crafted..." (The Guardian).
Mono Lisa
Choreography:  Itzik Galili
Music:  Thomas Höfs
Wiggling hips. Break-neck twists and turns. Feats of grand athleticism. Galili's incredible spin on the classical pas de deux evokes a daring game of cat and mouse-a fierce, dynamic dance of seduction. Chicago Premiere
Choreography:  Stephanie Martinez
Music:  Igor Stravinsky
Award-winning, Chicago-based choreographer Martinez shares her newest work. Bliss! is set to Dumbarton Oaks Concerto, one of only two chamber concertos composed by Stravinsky.
The Sofa
Choreography:  Itzik Galili 
Music:  Tom Waits
Described as a "broad, physical comedy" (Critical Dance), The Sofa takes shape as a love triangle run amok. Music by Grammy Award-winner Waits sets the tone for this comical take on gender, sexuality and relationships. Chicago Premiere
The Times Are Racing
Choreography:  Justin Peck
Music:  Dan Deacon
Tony® Award-winning Peck brings one of his most "arresting and complex" (The New York Times) works. A "sneaker ballet," The Times Are Racing channels the power of protest and the process for creating change. Chicago Premiere
Running Time
2 hours
Dance Styles
Modern / Contemporary


Auditorium Theatre

50 E Ida B Wells Dr
Chicago, IL 60605
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