Chicago Repertory Ballet presents
The Rite of Spring and Other Works
CRB's Rite of Spring plus new works by Chicago choreographers
This April the company brings their exciting revival of Artistic Director Wade Schaaf’s THE RITE OF SPRING. A hallmark work of the Ballet Russe era, Schaaf brings his contemporary vision to the scheme. This ballet examines a society of people who offer one of their own as a sacrifice to the land each Spring. At its premiere this ballet opened to riots in the theatre. A hundred years later Schaaf offers his stripped down, contemporary take on a well loved classic. Also on the bill CRB offers a world premiere work by Mariana Oliveria “Immortal Beloved” based on the discovered love letter that Beethoven never sent. Choreographed in celebration of the composer’s 250th birth year, this ballet is a love letter to Beethoven and his life. Alongside this work, Schaaf will create a world premiere based on the concepts of touch, isolation and connection to a new score by composer Matt McKinney. Rounding out the program is Taylor Mitchell’s fun “All You Need Is….”. A work full of physical comedy, this piece is sure to delight and surprise.