Spain in Chicago, October 2011!

So here I was, Spaingirl bummed about living back in the US, and forgetting one of my best resources: Chicago! After texting Mandi in Catalan (we both picked up some Catalan in Barcelona), I told Dad: "Too bad Chicago doesn’t have some kind of Spain group,“ and decided no Spaniard would ever want to live in Chicago (but with the job market maybe they would). Dad said there must be because there’s a Spanish consulate dowtown, and lo and behold we found not only groups but Spanish events in Chicago this October!

Here’s the local website:


You can filter Spain events by city, including Seattle, New York, and Houston!

Here’s what’s going on in Chicago, October 2011:

  • October 6, 2011: ‘Artist Talks’: Yuri Possokhov in Conversation with Glen Carman  Tonight at 6 PM, The Insituto Cervantes (31 West Ohio, Chicago, IL 60610) will host the Artists Talk Series, a lecture series where you can meet the dancers, choreographers and musicians currently performing in Chicago.
  • October 12-23, 2011: The Joffrey Ballet 'Don Quixote’ This month, the Chicago Sinfonietta will be performing Don Quixote, choreographed by Possokhov. Includes bullfights, gypsies, windmills, and our favorite antihero of all time.

I’ll be sad to miss the first event during my night shift at the library, but hopefully get to catch wind of the ballet!

San Francisco Ballet Program 1: 7 for Eight, Magrittomania, Pas/Parts 2016 JANUARY 24-FEBRUARY 5, 2016 @sfballet—The SF Chronicle called Tomasson’s 7 for Eight “stunning” when it premiered in 2004, and went on to say that it “overflowed with spare and resonant poetry.” Yuri Possokhov’s Magrittomania is a clever and colorful homage to the surrealist painter, René Magritte. The program closes with the North American premiere of William Forsythe’s superbly crafted Pas/Parts 2016, a daring display of technique for 15 dancers. Created for Paris Opéra Ballet in 1999, Pas/Parts has never been danced by another company—until now.