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January Shows

Ten, nine, eight… hold that thought.
If you have not had a chance to make your New Year’s Resolution for 2012, here’s one to start your list “Experience more art”.  After the energetic flurry of the holiday season, why not spend time with friends and family, go out and see a show.

Here are a few upcoming shows to share the love and kick off the New Year right.


Hubbard Street Dance

Dance(E)volve: New Works hosted by Hubbard Street is sure to offer a variety of movement.  Resident choreographer for Hubbard Street and one of’s 50 Most Beautiful Chicagoans, Alejandro Cerrudo, will be premiering new work for Hubbard Street 2 as part of this event. Expanding his already dynamic list of works created for the company, Cerrudo’s work is sure to entertain. Shows will run January 19 through the 22nd at the Museum of Contemporary Arts stage.

For classical dance lover’s, the State Ballet of Russia will be performing Romeo and Juliet at the Auditorium Theater.  Just know that this show does not feature a live orchestra.  The show will run Saturday 28th at 8pm and Sunday the 29th at 2pm.

If you are struggling to find time to see an evening show, check out Eat to the Beat.  This lunch concert series at the Harris Theater allows audience members to bring their lunch or raid a myriad of food trucks on hand for the show.  As one of my favorite concert series, Eat to the Beat should make your list for an affordable and fun way to access art.  This month will feature Dance Works Chicago January 12th at 12pm.  Tickets are only $5.00 and offer an intimate look at three works including Paradigm by Christian Spuck, Addio Amore by Nelly van Bommel, and Nocturnal Sense by James Gregg.

And if by chance you miss Eat to the Beat with Dance Works Chicago, you can check them out for Dance Flight at Ruth Page Center for dance the following day on January 13th at 6pm.  The program for Dance Flight varies and includes choreography from Gina Patterson, Brian Enos, Harrison McEldowney and Christian Spuck.