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Ballet 5:8 presents

Athenaeum Main Stage
2936 N. Southport Ave.
Lobby level
Chicago, IL 60657
Lincoln, Wellington and Southport
CTA Bus #9, Brown Line Wellington Stop

Performance lasts two hours and 30 minutes with one 15-minute intermission. A brief Q&A will follow the performance.

Ballet 5:8’s groundbreaking production, Scarlet, uses classical ballet and film to bring a story inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter to life. The dramatic full-length ballet follows the iconic Hester, a young woman caught in adultery, as she struggles to find peace and restoration in the midst of a hypocritical and harsh early-American Puritan society. Scarlet features original choreography by Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Slager, film elements directed by choreographer and film producer Preston Miller, spoken word by Chicago-based artist Kylla Pate, and a score by American modernist composer Charles Ives.
Ballet 5:8 presents
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