Spectacular! Giordano Dance Chicago Presents Illuminate at Harris Theater for Music and Dance (October 22 – 23, 2021)

Opening (World Premier)

Choreography: Nan Giordano, Cesar G. Salinas, Dancers

Live Soloist and Original Score: Bongi Duma

Photo by Gorman Cook

Upon the stage appears Bongi Duma who begins to sing. This is rare to have a musician performing on stage and a cool feature of this act. As he sings, the dancers run on to the stage all dressed in white. Their movement is sensual and flowing as they wave around colorful scarves. It’s a joyful piece and a great start to the evening.

Flickers (2019)

Choreography: Marinda Davis

Music: Son Lux – Change Is Everything

“This moment changes everything” sings Son Lux. This piece is uplifting as they literally lift a dancer into the air. It conveys a sense of working through issues with social support and seeing the light at the end of the tunnel .

A Little Moonlight (2010)

Choreography: Autumn Eckman

Music: Emile-Claire Barlow

Photo by Todd Rosenberg

This is a great romantic duo piece. It is fun and flirty with great precision. Their great synchrony and harmony is on full display is this impressive dance.

Take A Gambol (2018)

Choreography: Joshua Blake Carter

Music: Yazz Ahmed, Maynard Ferguson, Perry Como, Mose Allison, Quincy Jones

Photo by Todd Rosenberg

The dancers are wearing black suits with jackets for this jazzy, fun, and seductive dance. You try not to blink so you won’t miss a moment of this spectacular piece.

It was a triumphant return to the stage after the long pandemic darkness. Indeed, they illuminated the audience once again!

Catch Giordano Dance Chicago next on April 1st and 2nd for their Spring Series.

Quinn Delaney


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