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Please begin your night enjoying a pre-performance conversation (6:45pm) with GDC Artistic Director, Nan Giordano, before witnessing the return of her stunning work, “Taal” as you immerse yourself in an intimate theatrical experience.
Description for Taal
In Hindi, Taal means rhythm. Choreographer Nan Giordano creates a unique blend of Indian and jazz dance movement. Eight dancers intertwine with 100 feet of fabric to the music’s beautiful sounds and percussive beats, evoking the look and feel of India. “Taal” was created as a testament to the power, triumph and absolute necessity of surrounding ourselves with beauty, even in the presence of great loss and darkness.
About Giordano Dance Chicago
In 55 years as an artistic leader and innovator, Giordano Dance Chicago—America’s original jazz dance company—has contributed greatly to the health of Chicago’s performing arts community. From their origins in Gus Giordano’s family-run studio to their current incarnation as a professionally run organization with over a half-century of worldwide performances (27 countries, 46 states, and more than 1,200 cities), Giordano Dance Chicago’s imprint on the art form of jazz dance is far-reaching and significant. Contributions include: a vast repertoire of more than 165 original works; the mentoring of new and emerging choreographers; the commissioning of innumerable musical scores and production designers; the education of tens of thousands of under-served public school and community students; the creation of generations of professional dancers, and performances to millions of audience members worldwide.