Fall Showcase 2022

October 14, 2022 @ 7:00PM — 9:00PM Central Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

The Ruth Page Center for the Arts: 1016 N Dearborn St Chicago, IL 60610 Get Directions

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Featuring the premiere of "Steady Going," a new work by Kia Smith

Join us in our home theater at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts for the debut performance of the 2022-2023 Ruth Page Civic Ballet Training Company.

About this performance:

Headlining the evening is “Steady Going,” a new contemporary ballet work by Kia Smith, the Executive Artistic Director of South Chicago Dance Theatre, a 2022 Chicago Dancemakers Forum Lab Artist awardee, and a highly sought-after freelance choreographer. The work explores themes of isolation, irony, and beauty. The collaborative rehearsal process encouraged the dancers to explore their own focus and intention within this framework

The evening-length program will feature the Ruth Page Civic Ballet Training Company in additional classical and contemporary works, including Dreaming with Ruth Page: The Expanding Universe, Ruth Page Center’s 2021 commission by Nejla Yatkin, which re-imagined Ruth Page’s iconic solo from 1932.

To round out the evening, the Training Company will be joined in performance by intermediate and advanced dancers of the Ruth Page School of Dance. Several pieces from the School repertoire were created and set during the 2022 International Dance Experience summer intensive program by our international guest artists.

Classical selections excerpted from Giselle were chosen and staged by Tania Suarez, former Ballet Mistress of Acosta Danza, Carlos Acosta’s dance company based in Havana, Cuba. The contemporary work with the advanced dancers was created by Dalit Haramaty, Head of the Dance Department at Aleph High School in Tel Aviv, Israel, during her first visit to Ruth Page Center.

  • Tickets:
    • $15 - General Admission
    • *It's the Year of Chicago Dance! All General Admission tickets are a special industry rate in celebration of this year.
  • Performances:
    • Friday, October 14th - 7:00pm
  • Run Time:
    • Approximately 50 minutes

Photo Credit includes: Susan Reyman and Michelle Reid.

For More Information:
South Chicago Dance Theatre
Chicago Dancemakers Forum, Lab Artists Program

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