Same Planet Different World joins forces with the Peter Carpenter Performance Project for a shared evening of new work at The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago at 8 p.m. on October 10, 11 and 12, 2013. For details, visit spdwdance.org.
Chicago Humanities Festival presents a screening of Live Dancing Archive on October 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Northwestern University's Evanston campus. Created by choreographer Jennifer Monson, the video documents a 2002 journey she and three other dancers took to follow ospreys as they migrated from the United States to Venezuela. The event is free and requires no advance reservations. For more information, visit chicagohumanities.org.
Following a record-breaking 50th anniversary season, Giordano Dance Chicago returns to the Harris Theater on Friday, October 25 and Saturday October 26, 2013. The 7:30 program features world premieres by Roni Koresh and by Resident Choreographer Autumn Eckman. Tickets: range from $30 to $55 and are available at www.HarrisTheaterChicago.org.
Led by Artistic Director Frank Chaves, River North Dance Chicago begins its season next month with Fall Engagement. Featuring Adam Barruch, Kevin Iega Jeff and Ashley Roland, the program includes Dawn, The Worst Pies in London, and Get Out the Ghost. The November 14 -17 show takes place at Chicago’s Harris Theatre on 205 E. Randolph Drive. For tickets, call 312-334-7777 or visit www.harristheaterchicago.org.
The company will also host its annual gala before the Fall Engagement on Thursday, November 14. Co-chaired by Jordan and Danielle Goodman and Karen Hale with lead sponsor PNC, the evening starts with a selected program plus dinner and dancing at The Fairmont Chicago on 200 N. Columbus Drive. For tickets and more information, call Paula Petrini Lynch at 312-944-2888.
Offering a special family performance during the Fall Engagement, River North Dance Chicago will perform Street Beat: Dance Through the Decades on Friday, November 15 at noon. From the Roaring '20s to the Hip-Hop '90s, this educational performance piece teaches students about the historical and social conditions of the 20th century and how the cultural underpinnings influenced dance. Tickets are $16 and are available at www.harristheaterchicago.org. Discounted group pricing for 15+ is available through GroupTix.
The Dance COLEctive presents COLEctive Notions 2013, a concert program featuring the dance works of Shannon Edwards, Olivia May and Katie Petrunich. Performances are November 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. and November 3 at 7 p.m. at the Fassaes White Box Theater at the Drucker Center on1535 N. Dayton in Chicago. General admission is $15; $10 for students and seniors. To order, visit dancecolective.com.