Created by celebrated Chicago choreographer and showman Harrison McEldowney, Swing, Swing, Swing! is the production that started it all for American Midwest Ballet. Now it’s back to help us celebrate the beginning of a new decade of dance! Join us for this nostalgic and exuberant look back at a time like no other – when young G.I. Joes and Rosie the Riveters gave their all to save the world.
American choreographer Harrison McEldowney is renowned for his comic and witty creative style. His original work Swing, Swing, Swing! marked the debut performance of American Midwest Ballet (formerly Ballet Nebraska) in October 2010.
He has worked with Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, River North Dance Chicago, Civic Ballet of Chicago, Ballet Met, Ballet Arkansas, The Big Muddy Dance Company, Louisville Ballet and Chicago Shakespeare Repertory, among many others.
He is known for his theatrical work, for the Summer Olympics Closing Ceremonies (Barcelona), and for Carnegie Hall’s Give My Regards to Broadway: A Salute to 125 Years of Musical Theater. He choreographed the 35th Anniversary Tour of American Bandstand and choreographed and directed the Australian tour of More Dirty Dancing.
McEldowney contributed choreography to the films Road to Perdition, Children on Their Birthdays, and the independent film Vanilla City. He also worked with Sammy Davis Jr., Van Johnson, Chita Rivera, Dorothy Lamour, Carol Channing and Debbie Reynolds, and rap artists Salt ‘n Pepa.