Ballet 5:8 presents


Featuring Butterfly, Brothers & Sisters, Of Splendors and Horrors, and a World Premiere by Kevin Jenkins

From the whispers of the past we hear a resound that cannot be silenced. Every human - beautiful or plain, desirable or marginalized - is precious and created with purpose. Join Ballet 5:8 for an evening of one-act ballets featuring Julianna Rubio Slager’s Butterfly, a story of hope in memory of the children of WWII Terezin. Also included: a World Premiere by Kevin Jenkins, winner of multiple Dance Magazine and Pointe Magazine Editors Choice choreography awards, Slager’s Of Splendors and Horrors, inspired by C.S. Lewis’ book The Weight of Glory, and Slager’s playful Brothers & Sisters, exploring the beauty and contrast of men and women. 

Saturday, March 7, 2020 | 7:30PM

Studebaker Theater

410 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 (MAP)



You can join the conversation.

Following each performance, audience members are invited to attend a TalkBack panel discussion. During this informal Q&A, you'll have the opportunity to talk with Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Rubio Slager and Artists of the Company about your experience during the performance. What did you see? What did the performance make you feel or think? What questions do you have? All comments and questions are welcome. 


Additional Details


  • Tickets to this performance are handled by the performance venue.

  • Seating is reserved.

  • Purchase tickets, click the link above or call (312) 753-3210.

  • Group rates are available; for information, call (312) 725-4752 or contact us.

The Performance

  • Performance length is about two hours including one intermission.

  • Performances are generally recommended for ages 7+.

  • Lobby opens one hour prior to showtime, and seating 30 minutes prior to showtime.

  • Patrons arriving after the show has started may be asked to wait until intermission to be seated.

  • No videography or photography of any kind is permitted during the performance.

The TalkBack

  • All audience members are invited to stay after the performance for the TalkBack, but this is optional.

  • TalkBacks usually last up to 20 minutes.

  • All questions and comments are welcome.