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Dance Sun Feb 14 2010

River North Dance Company: A Valentine's Weekend Engagement


Photo courtesy of Erika Dufour

The River North Dance Company (RNDC), now in its 20th season kicked off the Valentine's Day weekend at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St., with a series of premieres, including world premieres by choreographers Lauri Stallings ("Suppose") and Robert Battle ("Three").

The program began with Sherry Zunker's "Evolution of a Dream," an up-tempo performance set to the Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams."

While "Evolution" was certainly a fast-paced number, Battle's "Ella" was an even more high energy performance. "Ella," a company premiere, was a very energetic solo piece that wowed the audience with its precise, perfect-timing movement to the "scat" style vocals of legendary singer Ella Fitzgerald.

The program also included the world premiere of "Three," also choreographed by Battle, which told the story of three men engaged in competition, accompanied by fluid, yet spastic movement.

The show also included "Tuscan Rift", "Sentir em Nós" (Even for Us) and "Forbidden Boundaries," all choreographed by RNDC Artistic Director, Frank Chaves, and "Uhuru," a very rhythmic, "Afrobeat" piece by RNDC company member (and fan favorite) Monique Haley.

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