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Chicago Repertory Ballet presents
The Rite of Spring and Other Works
CRB's Rite of Spring plus new works by Chicago choreographers
Friday, April 9, 2021 at 7:30PM
Athenaeum Main Stage
2936 N. Southport Ave.
Lincoln, Wellington and Southport
CTA Bus #9; Brown Line Wellington Stop
Performance lasts 75 minutes plus a 15-minute intermission. Recommended for ages 13+ due to adult themes.
This April the company brings their exciting revival of Artistic Director Wade Schaaf’s THE RITE OF SPRING. A hallmark work of the Ballet Russe era, Schaaf brings his contemporary vision to the scheme. This ballet examines a society of people who offer one of their own as a sacrifice to the land each Spring. At its premiere this ballet opened to riots in the theatre. A hundred years later Schaaf offers his stripped down, contemporary take on a well loved classic. Also on the bill CRB offers a world premiere work by Mariana Oliveria “Immortal Beloved” based on the discovered love letter that Beethoven never sent. Choreographed in celebration of the composer’s 250th birth year, this ballet is a love letter to Beethoven and his life. Alongside this work, Schaaf will create a world premiere based on the concepts of touch, isolation and connection to a new score by composer Matt McKinney. Rounding out the program is Taylor Mitchell’s fun “All You Need Is….”. A work full of physical comedy, this piece is sure to delight and surprise.