Come out and see some Chicago dancers at “Bolero Chicago,” which will premiere Monday at the Harris and then repeat at Saturday’s free outdoor “Celebration of Dance” performance at the Pritzker Pavilion at 7:30 pm, all part of the Chicago Dancing Festival, the annual free week long presentation in its sixth outing. Larry Keigwin’s dance troupe is in town to prepare a group of mostly amateurs to premiere a brand-new work this week at the Harris Theater and the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Keigwin has done six earlier versions of this work, all set to Maurice Ravel’s “Bolero” but based in various cities, including New York, Denver and Santa Barbara, Calif. One goal behind each work, in fact, is an expression of the individual community where it’s created.
All Chicago Dancing Festival events are free but tickets for the indoor performance showcases must be reserved in advance and “sell out” quickly. No reservations are needed for the film screenings at the MCA or the outdoor “Celebration of Dance” performance at the Pritzker Pavilion on August 25.
Jay Pritzker Pavilion | Millennium Park
201 E. Randolph St.