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Live at Lunch: Ballet 5:8

September 6, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Take in exciting performances from a variety of local dancers, artists, and performers. In partnership with See Chicago Dance.

Wednesday, September 6: Ballet 5:8

Ballet 5:8’s remarkable productions, “Mi Familia” and “Transcendence,” willcaptivate audiences with their powerful storytelling and breathtaking choreography. “Mi Familia” delves into the complexities of family dynamics,while “Transcendence” explores the human capacity for transformation andresilience, leaving audiences moved and inspired by the sheer artistry andemotional depth of these performances.

Ballet 5:8 is a female and minority-led premiere ballet company recognized for remarkable artistic excellence, innovation and beauty. Mexican American Artistic Director, Julianna Rubio Slager, creates original and dynamic ballet experiences drawing from life, faith, current events and diverse perspectives that tell relevant stories of the 21st century. Rubio Slager brings to life ballets that are relatable and accessible to all people, delighting both the seasoned balletomane and the first-time audience.

Since its founding in 2012, Ballet 5:8 has presented more than 45 critically acclaimed balletsforging a robust repertoire, engaging and captivating communities in Chicago, the Midwest andacross the nation. Headquartered in Orland Park, IL, Ballet 5:8 is the only performing artscompany in Chicago’s South Suburbs serving more than 400 students a year as a cultural staplein the community. The School also has a Beverly Campus on Chicago’s SouthSide raising upthe next generation of aspiring artists.