From hip-hop to ballet, a cornucopia

September 18, 2011
Chicago Tribune
Sid Smith


Fall looms as a dance bonanza. Twyla Tharp premiering a new work at Hubbard Street, the Joffrey Ballet unveiling a new full-length and Robert La Fosse returning after too long an absence — and that's all just in the latter half of one week in October.

Here's a sample from a crowded, fertile calendar.

The Joffrey Ballet, 'Don Quixote'

An original production of the full-length ballet. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12, 14, 20 and 21; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 and 22; 2 p.m. Oct. 16, 22 and 23; Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway. 800-982-2787 or