“Tides will mark my third annual Studio Mangiameli production and like every year I strive to place the various original choreographies and corresponding songs in some sort of context or theme,” says Chiara Mangiameli of her upcoming show (May 30-June 1) at Vittum Theater at Adventure Stage Chicago on 1012 N. Noble Street. “My inspiration usually comes directly from my students: their struggles, their success, the parts of their private lives that they're so generously willing to share. Tides is an illustration of the moments that alter our identity featuring interviews with the dancers and the dynamics of flamenco music and dance.” For tickets, visit www.vittumtheater.org.
The U.S. premiere of Red Bull Flying Bach performed by the Berlin-based dance company The Flying Steps combines break dance with classical music by J. S. Bach at Chicago’s Civic Opera House (June 20-29) on 20 N. Upper Wacker Drive. Tickets ($24-$88) are available at www.Ticketmaster.com.
From July 7 to August 3, Chicago Human Rhythm Project presents its annual festival Rhythm World in association with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. The opening night performance takes place on July 28 at the Jazz Showcase on 806 S. Plymouth Court. Tickets ($10-25) are available at the door. JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance follows on July 30, July 31 and August 2 at the Edlis Neeson Theater at the MCA on 220 E. Chicago Avenue. All the World's A Drum (July 30), ...a different drummer... (July 31) and 1, 2, 3, 25 (August 2) conclude the Rhythm World festival. JUBA! tickets ($25-$35) can be ordered on May 23 at www.mcachicago.org. For more information, visit www.chicagotap.org.