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Chicago Rep Ballet at Riverside

Chicago Repertory Ballet ‘The Four Seasons,’ Choreography by: Wade Schaaf. Photo: Cheryl Mann


The Chicago Repertory Ballet performs 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday at Riverside Theatre in Vero Beach. The performance is part of Riverside’s dance project with Ballet Vero Beach.

On the program are works by artistic director Wade Schaaf and choreographer Jacqueline Stewart. The program features of the more popular dances in this young, three-year old company — Schaaf’s “The Four Seasons,” set to Max Richter’s take of Vivaldi’s stirring music.

Here is a brief video of excerpts from that dance (be sure to read more beneath the video):


You also have a chance to break bread with the dancers. Ballet Vero Beach has arranged a Summer Sunday Supper between performances. Southern fare prepared by Osceola Bistro will be served to both patrons and dancers. Cost for the dinner is $35 general and $15 children.

This is the fourth annual Riverside Dance Festival. Last year’s event brought performances by the L.A. Contemporary Dance Company.

Performances begin 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday at Riverside Theatre, 3250 Riverside Drive, Vero Beach. Tickets are $10 to $50. Call the theater’s box office at 772-231-6990 or visit balletverobeach.org.