2-for-1 Tickets to Doug Varone and Dancers
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago presents the return of Doug Varone and Dancers during its 30th anniversary season. Varone makes a rare onstage appearance performing two solos that span his company’s history – one he created in 1987 and the other this past year, both set to Chopin’s Nocturnes, exploring the blur between pedestrian movement and pure dance and representing a look back and a look forward. The program also includes Boats Leaving (2006), with music by Arvo Pärt, which concerns community and an unfailing faith in the triumph of the human spirit; Lux (2006), with music by Philip Glass; and the duet ”folded,” which examines the fragile and precarious nature of intimacy to music by Julia Wolfe.
Performances are February 8-10 at 7:30 pm at the Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Avenue. WTTW members may purchase two tickets for the price of one, subject to availability.
50% Off Second Ticket to Deeply Rooted Dance Theater
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (DRDT) embarks upon its next 20 years with “Looking to the Future,” featuring the world premiere of Alice by DRDT Artistic Team member Nicole Clarke-Springer. This solo focuses on the journeys women embark on when making the choice to “swallow” various ideals. Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice explores the ways that the things we ingest and digest in our lives dictate how large or small we become, thus varying the intensity of our journeys. Also on the program are Femme, choreographed by Clarke-Springer, which celebrates women; Desire (1994), choreographed by Gary Abbott, which portrays three types of attraction; Church of Nations, created by Kevin Iega Jeff, which explores the implications and impact of war; and Jeff’s In a Child’s Eye, the story of a little girl’s dream journey.
“Looking to the Future” takes place Saturday, February 24 at 7:30 pm at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts at 9501 Skokie Boulevard in Skokie. WTTW members who purchase one full-price ticket may purchase a second ticket at half price, subject to availability.
2-for-1 Tickets for Trio Settecento Featuring Rachel Barton Pine
The Music Institute of Chicago presents Trio Settecento: Rachel Barton Pine (baroque violin, viola d’amore) John Mark Rozendaal (viola da gamba, baroque cello), and David Schrader (harpsichord, positiv organ). For the program “Five at Twenty,” enjoy an evening of sonatas drawn from Arcangelo Corelli’s Opus V of 1700, one of the most beloved publications in the history of music. This set of violin solos, comprising six “church sonatas” (containing fugues) and six “chamber sonatas” (mostly dances) offered new conceptions of what both the violin and the sonata could achieve, a feat that has impacted the practice of instrumental music to the present day.
The concert takes place Sunday, February 18 at 3:00 pm at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston. WTTW members may purchase two full-price tickets for the price of one, subject to availability.
Two-for-One Tickets to Hay Fever
The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) present the farce Hay Fever by Noel Coward. Hoping for a quiet weekend in the country with guests, novelist David Bliss and his wife Judith, a retired actress, find that an impossible dream when their high-spirited children Simon and Sorel appear with guests of their own. Misunderstandings and tempers flare. With Judith’s new flame and David’s newest literary “inspiration” keeping company as the children follow suit, the Bliss family lives up to its name as the “quiet weekend” comes to an exhausting and hilarious finale.
Performances are February 16 to March 11, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey in Chicago. Free parking is available in two lots. WTTW members may purchase two full-price tickets for the price of one, subject to availability.