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Compass | Chicago

  • Athenaeum Theatre 2936 North Southport Avenue Chicago, IL, 60657 United States (map)

Ballet 5:8’s Compass Chicago premiere is presented by Dance Chicago.

Compass features four one-act ballets inspired by the challenges of navigating cultural tension in the present day. From an alien society to 1970’s Chicago, Compass stretches across time and space to explore some of our country’s most pressing topics. At times witty and satirical, and at times deeply emotional, Compass is full of athleticism, power and poetry. Audiences are invited to a post-show TalkBack panel discussion with Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Slager and artists of the company.

Performance Information

Friday, November 10, 2017 | 7:30pm
The Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657


  • Tickets are handled by the Athenaeum Theatre box office.
  • Tickets can be purchased online via the link below or by calling 773-935-6875.
  • Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for students and seniors, and $15 for children 12 and under. 


Directly after the performance, Ballet 5:8 warmly invites you to take part in a special Ballet 5:8 tradition: the Talk Back. During this interactive panel discussion, you'll have the opportunity to talk with Ballet 5:8 Artistic Director Julianna Slager and Ballet 5:8 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. 

In the Program

Earlier Event: October 28
Compass | Grand Rapids
Later Event: December 16
Beyond the Nutcracker