Two international acts come to Chicago this Friday and Saturday and promise dazzling, cross-cultural experiences: Jackie Chan's Long Yun Kung Fu Troupe takes to the stage at the Auditorium Theatre, while Angélique Kidjo will perform with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz at the Harris Theater.
Angélique Kidjo with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz
February 3 at the Harris Theater
Africa's premiere diva, Angélique Kidjo performs with Austria's Bruckner Orchestra Linz for an evening of cross-cultural celebration at the Harris Theater on February 3 at 7:30 p.m. Acclaimed for her soul-stirring voice and skill at connecting her native Yoruba music to Western art forms, Kidjo is a three-time Grammy winner whose dynamic performances should not be missed.
The Bruckner Orchestra Linz will accompany Kidjo, borrowing from more than two centuries of Central European tradition. Conductor Dennis Russell Davies leads the program of works from Gershwin, Ellington, Glass and Zemlinsky. This showcase of symphonies, jazz, show tunes and traditional Yoruba songs will feature multiple languages and cultures, demonstrating the global unity that music supplies.
205 E. Randolph Street
Jackie Chan's Long Yun Kung Fu Troupe
February 4 at the Auditorium Theatre
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with the high-flying artistry of Jackie Chan's Long Yun Kung Fu Troupe on February 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Auditorium Theatre. Hailing from Beijing, these hand-picked performers blend martial arts with traditional Chinese dance to create a new art form. Expect to be dazzled with the power, athleticism and grace of moves rarely seen outside of China.
The troupe will present "11 Warriors," a show of skill and beauty that, in this Chinese New Year of the rooster, will have audiences crowing about it. Here's a preview:
Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University
50 E. Congress Parkway