Join us October 8 at the Hamilton Cultural Center for an afternoon of arts with South Chicago Dance Theatre and Music of the Baroque

Saturday, October 8, 2 PM
Hamilton Park Cultural Center
513 W 72nd St, Chicago
Ample free parking available in lot

Baroque music and dance are inextricably linked. This partnership between Music of the Baroque and South Chicago Dance Theatre, two of Chicago's finest performing arts organizations, will bring to life the embodied experience of music and movement.

Two dance works merging the old and new will be presented: the world-premiere choreography by South Chicago Dance Theatre founder and artistic director Kia Smith to dances by 17th-century composer Michael Praetorius, and Wade Schaaf's "Coéurs Separés" to music by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Music of the Baroque Executive Director Declan McGovern poses with South Chicago Dance Theatre ensemble members following a rehearsal

The Music of the Baroque Orchestra will also perform music by Bach's contemporary, Telemann, and part of a cello concerto written by C. P. E. Bach, Johann Sebastian's son, performed by Music of the Baroque principal cello, Paul Dwyer.

Paul Dwyer, cello

Guest conductor Patrick Dupré Quigley and Kia Smith will provide engaging commentary throughout the program, and South Chicago Dance Theatre will begin the program with a short interactive workshop for the audience.

South Chicago Dance Theatre founder and executive artistic director Kia Smith, and guest conductor Patrick Dupré Quigley

Kia Smith, choreographer
Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor
Music of the Baroque Orchestra
South Chicago Dance Theatre
Paul Dwyer, cello


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