MMDG has performed at the Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance multiple times since it first opened in November 2003. In addition to performances of mixed repertory works, the 1500-seat state-of-the-art venue has been host to MMDG’s evening length works L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato and Mozart Dances. Harris Theater was also a commissioner for 2008’s Romeo & Juliet: On Motifs of Shakespeare and will bring Dido and Aeneas to Chicago in 2016.
Located in Chicago’s Millennium Park, the nonprofit Harris Theater serves as a unique national model of collaboration between the philanthropic community and performing arts organizations in music and dance and features the most diverse offerings of any venue in Chicago, hosting local, national, and internationally renowned artists and ensembles. Its primary mission is to partner with an array of Chicago’s music and dance performing arts organizations to help them build the resources and infrastructure necessary to achieve artistic growth and long-term organizational sustainability. Through these partnerships, the Theater has earned national recognition as a distinctive model for collaboration, performance, and artistic advancement. Through the Harris Theater Presents series, it has achieved widespread recognition as a vital cultural anchor in Chicago.