Giordano Dance Chicago is performing six dances at Barrington High School Thursday, culminating its week- long residency where the professional dancers have worked with young BHS dancers.
Dancers will be performing from 1 to 2:35 p.m. in the Richard C. Johnson Auditorium at the high school, 616 W. Main St. There will also be a question and answer session with the dancers and artistic director Nan Giordano.
The performance is free and open to the community.
Giordano Dance Chicago has been doing a residency at BHS this week, working with all seven of the high school’s dance classes, from Level 1 to 3, said Nancy Creswell, dance instructor and director of BHS’s Orchesiss. The students have been learning repertoire, choreography and learning excerpts of the dance pieces that will be performed Thursday.
“It’s phenomenal, absolutely phenomenal,” Creswell said of the residency.
BHS dancers are “having a fantastic time,” she said. “They are really working hard and doing a fantastic job in class.”
Giordano Dance Chicago will premier two new dances Thursday which will be performed at the Harris Theater for Music & Dance in Chicago’s Millennium Park on October 25 and 26. Tickets start at $15 and are on sale now. For season subscriptions call 312-922-1332 to place an order.
The mission of Giordano Dance Chicago is to create and present new and innovative jazz dance choreography, often redefining and expanding the very definition of jazz dance, and to bring this invaluable American art form to audiences and students of all ages and from all ethnic backgrounds, according to its website.