Solitaire – A Game of Dance The Art of the Solo

Museum of Contemporary Art, MCA Stage Standby Line Only


Any tickets unclaimed at 10 minutes prior to curtain time will be released to those in a standby line.  Standby lines begin one hour before the performance, in person only, one ticket per person.  

NOTE: This program will be performed twice.
6:00 PM and 8:00 PM

In/Side (2008)
by Robert Battle

Samuel Lee Roberts
Alvin Ailey® American Dance Theater

This performance is proudly supported by Jim and Kay Mabie

I’m Going to Explode (2007)
by Brian Brooks

Brian Brooks
Brian Brooks Moving Company

This performance is proudly supported by Lew and Susan Manilow

The Real Cool (a solo excerpt from ​Mr. TOL E. RAncE) (2012)
by Camille A. Brown

Camille A. Brown
Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Inspired by Spike Lee’s controversial movie, “Bamboozeled”, and Mel Watkins’ book, “On The Real Side: From Slavery to Chris Rock”, Mr. TOL E. RAncE celebrates the humor and perseverance of the black performer and examines stereotypical roles dominating current popular Black culture. 

Ensueños de mi Caribe (presented with live music) (2012)
by Julia Hinojosa

Julia Hinojosa
Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater
with Paco Fonta, Flamenco singer and guitarist
Javier Suame Mazzei, Percussionist

The Flamenco Guajiras, in the compás (rhythm) of twelve, originated in Cuba from the Cuban folk traditions in the first half of the twentieth century. The song, coplas, poetic compositions, refer to Havana and its people, with themes of love and nostalgia.

by Alejandro Cerrudo

Johnny McMillan, David Schultz and Jonathan Fredrickson
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

This performance is proudly supported by Roxanne and Rocco Martino

The Dying Swan (1905)
by Mikhail Fokine

Victoria Jaiani
The Joffrey Ballet
with Barbara Haffner, Cellist
Mongo Buriad, Pianist

Inspired by swans that she had seen in public parks and reading Alfred,Lord Tennyson's poem "The Dying Swan," Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova asked Mikhail Fokine to create a solo for her for a concert in 1905. 

Sthithihi (2013)
by Krithika Rajagopolan

Krithika Rajagopalan
Natya Dance Theatre

Sthithihi - In the Stillness

This performance is proudly supported by Justin S. and Hilarie V. Huscher

Program subject to change