Author: Patrick Curran

DanceSummer 2022

Giordano Dance Raises more than $125,000 at 2022 Legacy Ball Gala

Giordano Dance Chicago (GDC) hosted its annual Giordano Legacy Ball gala at the Ravenswood Event Center, 4021 N. Ravenswood, Thursday, June 2, 7-11 p.m. The evening provided attendees the chance to enjoy pop-up performances by the GDC dancers and Hiplet Ballerinas, plus eat, drink and dance the night away surrounded by vintage cars, neon signs, and music spun by world-renowned DJ Madrid Perry.  

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BalletDanceSummer 2022

Joffrey Ballet’s free family-friendly “Rita Finds a Home” tours the city.

The Joffrey Ballet will present the world premiere of Rita Finds Home, a family-friendly program and collaborative project between the Joffrey and Miami City Ballet, which will make its debut at the Navy Pier Lake Stage, July 9–10, 2022. Rita Finds Home is conceived by a nationally recognized, women-led creative team including Amy Hall Garner, a featured choreographer of the Joffrey’s Winning Works Choreographic Competition in 2011; Karla Estela Rivera, the Chicago-based author and executive director of Free Street Theater (West Town); as well as award-winning children’s book author Elisa Chavarri, and will be danced by the Joffrey Studio Company and Academy Trainees of the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet.

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