The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago presents Shantala Shivalingappa in her Chicago debut. Combining the classical South Indian dance form Kuchipudi with contemporary techniques, Shantala Shivalingappa dances the solo Akasha (which means “space” or “sky” in Sanskrit) accompanied by four musicians. “It is said that that Akasha originates in sound, which is a vibration, or said another way, a form of energy and movement,” Shantala writes. “This Space is manifested in various ways at different levels of perception. Starting from the space we perceive around us, the space which surrounds us, the space of the universe which contains everything we know (in Indian thought, this Space is the fifth element and completes the four-fold Air, Water, Fire, Earth), and ending in its subtlest form: that of Space beyond space-time.”
Performances are March 5-7 at 8:00 pm at The Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Single tickets are $30. WTTW members may purchase two tickets for the price of one, subject to availability.
The Orion Ensemble, winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, continues its 22nd season with “Jubilation,” a program showcasing Chicago composer Stacy Garrop’s work of the same name for violin, cello and piano. Also on the program are Emil Hartmann’s Serenade for Clarinet, Cello and Piano and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97, commonly referred to as the Archduke Trio.
The concert takes place on Sunday, March 8 at 7:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Geneva, 2300 South Street in Geneva; Sunday, March 15 at 7:30 pm at Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston; and Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30 pm at PianoForte Studios, 1335 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago. WTTW members may purchase two tickets for the price of one, subject to availability.
American Blues Theater presents the Chicago premiere of Yankee Tavern, by Steven Dietz and directed by Joanie Schultz, playing now through March 22 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 North Lincoln Ave in Chicago.
Just when you thought you heard every crazy 9/11 conspiracy theory, a stranger walks into the Yankee Tavern. There, inside the walls of this crumbling New York bar, a young couple finds themselves caught up in what might be the biggest conspiracy of all. Steven Dietz’s acclaimed dramatic thriller, hailed as “an edge-of-your-seat thriller” by the Daily News, is a fierce, funny and, ultimately, mind-bending work that grips you until the final word.