Imagine Better

About this Event

Ballet 5:8 presents Imagine Better at the Athenaeum Center for Thought and Culture on Saturday, October 15 at 7 p.m. in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month. Imagine Better is a one night only breathtaking mixed bill with several original and family-friendly ballets by Ballet 5:8’s Artistic Director Julianna Rubio Slager and Matthew Rushing, Associate Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater.


This evening will feature the world premiere of Rubio Slager’s Look to the East, a poetic exploration of the neo-classical form, inspired by the resurrection, and a new commissioned world premiere by Matthew Rushing. This will be Rushing’s first collaboration with the artists of Ballet 5:8, bringing his world-class choreography and creative genius to Chicago.

Audiences will also enjoy two well-loved Ballet 5:8 fan favorites–Día de Los Vivos and Gospel Impressions. Patrons are invited to experience an evening of unparalleled artistry and wonder with Ballet 5:8.


Sat., 10-15-2022
7-9 p.m


Athenaeum Center for Thought and Culture
2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657



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