Aerial Dance Chicago & Elements Contemporary Ballet

July 19, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Center Theatre
$26 | $36 | $46

Aerial Dance Chicago & Elements Contemporary BalletAerial Dance Chicago and Elements Contemporary Ballet present
Silk and Steel

Featuring the world premiere of Surge, a unique collaboration by the artists of Elements and ADC

Aerial Dance Chicago and Elements Contemporary Ballet share the stage in Silk and Steel, a concert that takes the unique aesthetic of contemporary ballet into the vertical realm. Featuring Surge, a world premiere collaboration between Elements and ADC, Silk and Steel maximizes the artistic resources of the two companies with multiple hanging silks, aerial dancers in rope-and-harness, and earth-bound ballerinas performing highly stylized neo-balletic choreography beneath awe-inspiring aerial dance.

The concert will also feature two past works by ADC: Symbiotic (2009), critically acclaimed for its stunning optical illusions; and the emotionally-charged unEarthed (2011), in which an oceanic, custom designed aerial hammock set creates a backdrop for revealing human attitudes about their relationship with the natural environment. Additional repertory presented by Elements will be a re-mounting of Artistic Director Mike Gosney’s hypnotic 2010 ballet, Curiosity, plus a revival of Resident Choreographer Joseph Caruana’s award-winning pas de deux from 2009, Angel.


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This event is made possible in part with funding through a grant from The MetLife New Stages for Dance II Initiative. New Stages for Dance II is administered by Dance/USA in partnership with Audience Architects. Leadership Support for the New Stages for Dance II Initiative is provided by MetLife Foundation.

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