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The Space in Between | Chicago

  • Athenaeum Theatre 2935 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657 United States (map)

Ballet 5:8 invites you to experience a riveting evening of dance featuring two one-act ballets. Julianna Rubio Slager’s world premiere The Space in Between is set on a bus ride between heaven and hell, a story inspired by C. S. Lewis’ novel The Great Divorce. Slager’s Four Seasons of the Soul, a Ballet 5:8 audience favorite, explores how the turning seasons in nature parallel the recurring themes of human life.

Ballet 5:8 has been called “spectacular and mature” by the Elgin Review’s Jeffrey Pierce, and Slager’s choreography “consistently imaginative” by Ken Norris of WKTV Journal in Grand Rapids. In Chicago, Kristi Licera of called Ballet 5:8’s Compass “an evening of inspired choreography and thought-provoking performance,” and Kristian Jamie of March Magazine, San Antonio, called Ballet 5:8’s Scarlet an “effortless” adaptation of classic literature.

Performance Information

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Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 7:30pm
Sunday, October 21, 2018 | 2:30pm

The Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657


  • Tickets to this production are handled by the Athenaeum Theatre Box Office.

  • Seating is reserved.

  • Group rates are available for 10+ adult tickets.

  • To purchase tickets, click the link above or call (773) 935-6875.

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