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Posted February 13, 2018

Microsite offers grand tour of a transcendent new season at Harris Theater


Harris Theater in Millennium Park continues to raise the bar as it approaches its 15th anniversary. With the upcoming season of Harris Theater Presents, the theater’s new president and chief executive Patricia Barretto has made her mark, offering Chicago arts patrons a vibrant calendar full of surprises and firsts.

Following on our work to promote subscriptions for the 2017–18 season last year, Jell was asked to reprise its efforts and create a new microsite to stir excitement for the 2018–19 season.

First and foremost among this year’s bombshell announcements was Harris’s exclusive engagement of the English National Ballet — their first U.S. performance in 30 years — presenting Akram Khan’s reworking of “Giselle,” with sets and costume designs by Tim Yip.

Other highlights include: Ragamala Dance Company performing “Written in Water,” based on traditional South Indian dance and 12th-century Sufi texts; the return of Italy’s Teatro Regio Torino opera company; the Chicago debut of Canada’s Opera Atelier; a 50th-anniversary performance by British a cappella ensemble The King’s Singers; and Beninese vocalist Angélique Kidjo with Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

As the microsite makes clear in its opening screens (“Preserve. Transform. Transcend.”), this upcoming season at Harris Theater will reach deep into our shared cultural DNA, push creative boundaries, and explore the recombinant nature of contemporary dance and music.

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