International dancewear brand Wear Moi finds a home in Chicago

CHICAGO — Since its humble beginnings in 1992, husband and wife business owners Christophe Ridet and Elisabeth Miegge-Ridet built their line of dance apparel called Wear Moi, going from custom orders…

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Raising the standards for inclusive dance training: A profile on Ashaand Simone

CHICAGO — This post is part of a series of conversations with other trans/genderqueer dancers to give you a broader idea of where we come…

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Opposites attract in Hedwig’s ‘Sea Level’ at Ruth Page

CHICAGO — The two pieces which make up Hedwig Dances’s spring series are positioned as opposites. The evening, called Sea Level: Above and Below, boasts…

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Tragedy yields sonic ecstasy: CSO debuts Schuman’s 9th with Mozart ‘Requiem’

CHICAGO — William Howard Schuman wrote Le fosse Ardeatine in 1968. Schuman, an American composer, created his 9th symphony (of 10) to commemorate the March 24, 1944 mass…

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Mayoral candidates agree arts are important; differ on action plans

CHICAGO — Five of Chicago’s 14 candidates for mayor attended the Chicago Mayoral Arts Forum Sunday, a chance for hopefuls to lay out their intentions…

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Tradition is a good thing — but Bolshoi’s ‘Bayadère’ is out of touch

CHICAGO — With Bolshoi in Cinema, American audiences get the opportunity to witness live performances from the Bolshoi Theatre, simulcast to U.S. movie houses approximately…

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Trans Dancer Profiles: Sam Virgilio

CHICAGO — When I started writing for Art Intercepts, I knew I wanted to expand my portion of this platform to include other trans voices….

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‘Miss Saigon’ at the Cadillac Palace: a passé musical everybody should see

CHICAGO — Through Dec. 8, “Miss Saigon” makes a triumphant return to Chicago for a limited run at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. It’s the love…

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In Chicago debut, Opera Atelier at the Harris is radically traditional

CHICAGO — The Harris Theater’s 15th anniversary season is in high gear, with a successful run from Miami City Ballet last weekend and, through Saturday…

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Movement Matters: The Uses of Vulgarity

CHICAGO —I’ve been told by lay dancers many a time that I shouldn’t call myself a choreographer, that they respect that word too much to…

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