Billed as “America’s original jazz dance company,” Giordano Dance Chicago (GDC) is welcoming its 59th season, Illuminate, with a not-to-be-missed program. For an unforgettable evening, we suggest an outing to the Harris Theater in downtown Chicago to take in joy-filled, power-packed performances by Giordano Dance Chicago this April.
Premiering on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2, the dynamic jazz company will present the highly anticipated “Retroverse.” Created by Giordano choreographer Autumn Eckman with an original score by Dan Myers, the performance is centered on the question, “What if we could pause time to reexamine our past and remind ourselves of the essential power of human-to-human interaction?” Be prepared to be mesmerized as dancers take the stage with what has been described as “joyous” and “action-packed” and an experience that will uplift audiences and bring the joy back.
In addition to seeing the world premiere of “Retroverse,” which was initially set to debut in April of 2020 and finally making its stage debut, you can expect a diverse selection of programming. There’s something for everyone, including Joshua Blake Carter’s “3” featuring music by jazz artist Laura Mvula, the uplifting Ray Leeper’s “Feelin’ Good Sweet,” and the controversial and compelling “EXit4” created by Israeli-American choreographer Roni Koresh to round out the evening.