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Feb. 16: World Premiere of ‘Elisa Monte Dance Does Brubeck’ comes to JLC

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Feb 01, 2019

Gravity-defying physical power, as well as winding and twisting dance that bridges cultural barriers, highlights the world premiere of “Elisa Monte Dance Does Brubeck” at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 16 at the College of Lake County. The performance takes place in the Mainstage Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at CLC’s Grayslake Campus.

Diverse, daring, passionate and united in spirit, the acclaimed, New York-based modern dance company (pictured) features eight powerful dancers showcasing their talents in a two-act work.Photo of Elisa Monte Dance company They will perform to the sounds of Triple Play, a trio of multi-talented musicians featuring the music of Dave Brubeck and his son, Chris. They will perform Brubeck standards including “Blue Rondo,” “Unsquare Dance” and “Take Five.”

Elisa Monte, founder of the dance company, is an accomplished dancer and renowned choreographer. Her resume includes roles as principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, Lar Lubovitch and Pilobolus. Monte’s earliest work, “Treading,” (1979), has been followed by nearly 50 other creations, including choreography created in residencies around the world. For more information on Elisa Monte Dance, visit

The virtuosic, versatile artists of Triple Play will perform folk, blues, jazz and classical music. The trio features Peter Madcat Ruth (harmonica, guitar, jaw harp, percussion and vocals); Joel Brown (folk and classical guitar and vocals); and Chris Brubeck (electric bass, bass trombone, piano and vocals). For details on Triple Play, visit

Tickets: $40/$35 for adults; $39/$34 for seniors, CLC staff and alumni;  $15 for  students and teens; and $10 for CLC students who show a CLC I.D. or class schedule at the JLC Box Office. Prices do not include an additional $2 per ticket facility fee. The JLC Box Office is located on the Grayslake Campus, Room P112, and is open Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Call (847) 543-2300 (option 5). To purchase tickets online, learn more about the JLC season and group discounts for six or more, visit To request the 2018-19 James Lumber Center

Professional Series brochure or the College of Lake County art, dance, film, literary, music and theatre events guide, call (847) 543-2300.


The remainder of the 2018-19 JLC Professional Series includes the following events:

Golden Dragon Acrobats: Saturday, March 2

Artrageous: Tuesday, March 26

80s Night Out: Saturday, March 30

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure: Sunday, April 7

Jack Wright’s Songs and Stories of Neil Diamond: A Contemporary Tribute: Saturday, May 4



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