Thodos Dance Chicago, whose ensemble includes Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago alumnus Richard Peña ’15, a graduate of the Dance Center’s BA Program in Dance, will celebrate its 25th anniversary season Saturday, March 11, with Full Circle, an evening of dance celebrating a quarter century of the company’s innovation and artistry. This one-night-only celebration concert starts at 7:30 PM at the historic Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress, in downtown Chicago. The evening will feature The Wheel Trilogy, a retrospective world premiere. The Wheel Trilogy consists of three dances choreographed by Melissa Thodos: Reaching There (1986), Getting There (2011), and There, the final piece in the trilogy, which will have its world premiere on this program — the only time The Wheel Trilogy will ever be performed in full.
Also on the program are the Chicago premiere of Nos Duraturi, a dramatic commentary on mankind’s ability to endure by legendary choreographer Bella Lewitzky, and three Chicago premieres: Changing Strangers, by Melissa Thodos, a new work touching on partnership and distance that boasts her singular fluid, kinetic style; Acid Reign, in which TDC guest choreographer Brian Enos answers the question “what might a celebration look like on another planet in the future?”; and Uncovering, by Thodos ensemble member Briana Robinson, a lovely piece born from the company’s 2016 New Dances in-house choreography series. For tickets, call 312-341-2300 or click here.