James Sewell Ballet & Ahn Trio’s Embrace

This performance runs approx. 1 hour and 45 minutes with one intermission. EMBRACE with the Ahn Trio James Sewell Ballet reunites with the extraordinary Ahn Trio in a program featuring a reimagining of 2018’s Connections. Like the best embrace, there’s known comfort and new spark combined. The three sisters of the Ahn Trio – Lucia on piano, Angella on violin, and Maria on cello – were born in Seoul, Korea, and educated at the Juilliard School in New York City. These growing up experiences in two cultures, along with their extensive international touring, infuse their celebration of 21st century classical music with a particular flare and style.  

James Sewell Ballet & Ahn Trio’s Embrace

This performance runs approx. 1 hour and 45 minutes with one intermission. EMBRACE with the Ahn Trio James Sewell Ballet reunites with the extraordinary Ahn Trio in a program featuring a reimagining of 2018’s Connections. Like the best embrace, there’s known comfort and new spark combined. The three sisters of the Ahn Trio – Lucia on piano, Angella on violin, and Maria on cello – were born in Seoul, Korea, and educated at the Juilliard School in New York City. These growing up experiences in two cultures, along with their extensive international touring, infuse their celebration of 21st century classical music with a particular flare and style.  

Radiance

Buy 2 Adult Tickets Get One Adult Ticket Free now Through January 29! Order tickets normally (no discount code needed) and you would automatically be qualified for this discount through Jan. 29. This performance runs approx. 90 minutes with one intermission.  “Radiance”, a new production for CAAM Chinese Dance Theater’s 30th Anniversary season, celebrates the charm and color of Chinese culture by captivating our audience of all ages and backgrounds with a diversity of Chinese dance styles. During this 2023 Chinese New Year season, join CAAM Chinese Dance Theater as it’s dancers, under Artistic Director Jinyu Zhou, present rich and colorful performances of classical dance effusing elegance and charm, ethnic dances exhibiting sprit and character as well as contemporary dance revealing new directions while fusing traditional elements. With original choreography by Jinyu Zhou, Ao Liu and Lili Teng, including several world premieres not seen on any other stage, here or even in China, a celebration of excellence and beauty awaits.

Radiance

Buy 2 Adult Tickets Get One Adult Ticket Free now Through January 29! Order tickets normally (no discount code needed) and you would automatically be qualified for this discount through Jan. 29. This performance runs approx. 90 minutes with one intermission.  “Radiance”, a new production for CAAM Chinese Dance Theater’s 30th Anniversary season, celebrates the charm and color of Chinese culture by captivating our audience of all ages and backgrounds with a diversity of Chinese dance styles. During this 2023 Chinese New Year season, join CAAM Chinese Dance Theater as it’s dancers, under Artistic Director Jinyu Zhou, present rich and colorful performances of classical dance effusing elegance and charm, ethnic dances exhibiting sprit and character as well as contemporary dance revealing new directions while fusing traditional elements. With original choreography by Jinyu Zhou, Ao Liu and Lili Teng, including several world premieres not seen on any other stage, here or even in China, a celebration of excellence and beauty awaits.

Rince na Chroi Irish Dancers 2023 – From the Stage to Your Heart

The Rince na Chroi Irish Dancers, celebrating their 20th birthday in February 2023, present their annual “From the Stage to your Heart” performance. Join them for an evening featuring their nearly 200 dancers and wonderful music by the Two Tap Trio dance band and Wild Colonial Bhoys.

Katie McMahon Celtic Christmas 2022

Katie McMahon has graced stages around the world as the original voice of Riverdance. Her ode to the holidays, Celtic Christmas, celebrates the season through a family-friendly program of traditional Christmas carols, stories and lively Irish dance.The winter solstice has always been a time of hope and rebirth and after a break of 3 years, we are back to help you celebrate this joyful time! Katie is joined on stage by her talented band, singers and the Rince na Chroí Irish Dancers.

Invite the Moon to Dance

Launching CAAM Chinese Dance Theater’s 30 th Anniversary season, Artistic DirectorJinyu Zhou brings together her original choreography, CAAM CDT dancers and livemusic by Gao Hong, internationally award-winning Pipa virtuoso with the CarletonChinese Instrumental Ensemble in a world premiere performance. Also included aredance performances by Aloe Liu, CAAM CDT’s newest professional and Walker ArtCenter Choreographer’s Evening artist, in a live collaboration with Gao Hong. Specialguest dance performances by Katha Dance and St. Paul Ballet round out this specialcelebratory program. These performances should not be missed!

Contempo Physical Dance – Desert

Contempo Physical Dance returns to The O’Shaughnessy with their 3rd international choreography residency, featuring a world premiere by the 2022 McKnight International Choreographer, Mario Nascimento.  Mr. Nascimento is from Manaus, in the Amazon region of Brazil. He is the Artistic Director of Corpo de Dança do Amazonas, a contemporary dance company in the region. In the future, everything could be transformed into a desert of the soul; an emptiness of the soul and emptiness of life. It could also be a place where there isn’t anything, where there aren’t any trees or life. But at the same time, the desert is a place of resistance because people who live in the desert are resistant people. The desert is a place where the species of life are resistant to the world, resistant to destruction, resistant to everything that is bad.  This group of dancers are resistant to the state in which we live today – resistant to the destruction of the forest, the destruction of indigenous people, and prejudices. This work is about human nature in its search for survival and preservation. An insistence for survival, an insistence to keep on our feet, an insistence in being resistant to the questions in our everyday lives that box us in. These dancers are like an urban tribe, resisting the desertification of the soul. People who live in the desert are strong and heroic. They are resistant, because the desert strengthens them.

Contempo Physical Dance – Desert

This performance is approximately 70 minuets. Contempo Physical Dance returns to The O’Shaughnessy with their 3rd international choreography residency, featuring a world premiere by the 2022 McKnight International Choreographer, Mario Nascimento.  Mr. Nascimento is from Manaus, in the Amazon region of Brazil. He is the Artistic Director of Corpo de Dança do Amazonas, a contemporary dance company in the region. In the future, everything could be transformed into a desert of the soul; an emptiness of the soul and emptiness of life. It could also be a place where there isn’t anything, where there aren’t any trees or life. But at the same time, the desert is a place of resistance because people who live in the desert are resistant people. The desert is a place where the species of life are resistant to the world, resistant to destruction, resistant to everything that is bad.  This group of dancers are resistant to the state in which we live today – resistant to the destruction of the forest, the destruction of indigenous people, and prejudices. This work is about human nature in its search for survival and preservation. An insistence for survival, an insistence to keep on our feet, an insistence in being resistant to the questions in our everyday lives that box us in. These dancers are like an urban tribe, resisting the desertification of the soul. People who live in the desert are strong and heroic. They are resistant, because the desert strengthens them.

James Sewell Ballet – Breathe

As we continue to innovate in the field of dance – the art form of touch and breath – JSB shares a program with breath and exchange at its center. Take it in and let it fill you up. Special guest XINA combines her dance and music savvy to co-create a piece blending art-pop and spiritual sensibilities – no formula, just boundless creativity. Michael Walters returns with brand new choreography after astonishing and energizing audiences with his JSB New Works Project ’22 premiere. Arimee Gambill, in her fifth season as company dancer, debuts a work that combines rapture with decay. What happens at the intersection of total rhapsody and utter nihilism? Rounding out the program is a restaging of Sewell’s Grey (2018), with mesmerizing moves swirling to selections from Ukrainian world-music quartet DakhaBrakha.