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The Space in Between | Elgin

  • Hemmens Cultural Center 45 Symphony Way Elgin, IL 60120 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

Saturday, February 16, 2019 | 7:00pm
The Hemmens Cultural Center
45 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL 60120


  • Tickets to this production are handled by Ballet 5:8.

  • Seating is reserved.

  • Group rates are available for 10+ adult tickets.

  • To purchase tickets, click the link above or call 312-725-4752.

Earlier Event: December 16
Beyond the Nutcracker | New Lenox
Later Event: March 2
Compass | Urbana