River North Dance Chicago's 25th Anniversary Season to Open with 'SILVER,' 8/8-11 at Harris Theater

River North Dance Chicago's 25th Anniversary Season to Open with 'SILVER,' 8/8-11 at Harris Theater

Celebrating a milestone 25th Anniversary Season, River North Dance Chicago (RNDC) forges into the fall with "Silver: 25th Anniversary Fall Engagement," October 8 - 11, 2014 at the Harris Theater (205 E. Randolph Dr.). Led by Artistic Director Frank Chaves, who "with his spot-on musicality and straight-up embrace of emotion, has set a strong course for River North Dance Chicago" ("Chicago Tribune"), the company celebrates the past while defining the future as they introduce the U.S. premiere of "Flesh" by hot Spanish choreographer Iván Pérez and the world premiere of Chaves's own work "In the End," while reviving a company staple, Sherry Zunker's "Reality of a Dreamer." Tickets ($30 - $75) for the Fall Engagement public performances (Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11) are on sale now at www.rivernorthchicago.com and www.harristheaterchicago.org or by calling 312.334.7777.

On October 8, RNDC hosts their annual Fall Engagement Gala featuring a performance at the Harris followed by a festive evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing at the Hilton Chicago (720 S. Michigan Ave.). Please see below for ticket information.

"It is an exciting time for River North Dance Chicago as we embark on our 25th Anniversary Season and look ahead to the next 25 years of meaningful and ground-breaking work," said Artistic Director Frank Chaves. "This company continues to push the boundaries of jazz and contemporary dance while staying true to our mission of presenting dynamic work with a bold, theatrical flair along with athletic prowess and artistic perspective; and we are excited to continue that mission over the next 25 years."

Looking towards the future, RNDC will present the U.S. premiere of Spanish choreographer Iván Pérez's "Flesh," the first time his work will be seen in America. Set for eight dancers, the highly emotive and elegant work dedicated to Pérez's parents after their death, is inspired by Keith Douglas's poem, "The Knife." Said Pérez, "In the poem, Douglas reveals the mystery of living in memory, the reminiscence of a past love and the permanence beyond flesh." The piece was hailed by "Dance Europe Magazine" stating "...In all this was self-assured choreography that was honest and spoke truly from the heart." For complete verses of "The Knife," visit http://tinyurl.com/RNDCTheKnife.

"I could not think of a better way to present 'Flesh' for the first time in the United States than with River North Dance Chicago," said Pérez. "It is truly an honor and I am thrilled for this personal piece to be presented during this extraordinary company's 25th Anniversary Season."