Dancing with a stranger on Zoom was something I didn’t think I needed until I was doing it: Nichole Canuso’s ‘Being/With’

SHEBOYGAN, WI — To describe what happened last Tuesday evening feels a little like a betrayal of trust. I was one of two audience members…

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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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‘Fly Honey’ gets bigger every year. Could we funnel some of that body positivity elsewhere?

CHICAGO — First, a couple of admissions: Until last night, I had never attended the Fly Honey Show. And I only made it through the…

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“wood bone mill” has Bryan Saner and Matty Davis climbing trees in Saner’s backyard

CHICAGO — As I’ve lately been on something of a hiatus from writing previews or reviews of dance, in order to finish writing a book…

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First RAD Fest late night is ‘like a prayer’

Author’s note: To read additional coverage of the 2018 Midwest RAD Fest, click here. KALAMAZOO, MI — Gina Kohler walks onstage, naked, and sits on top…

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Review: Corey Smith’s “New Prairie School” examines the Midwest with humor, nonchalance

CHICAGO — The New Prairie School, an evening-length performance by composer, writer, and performer, Corey Smith, along with fellow performers and collaborators Ethan T. Parcell and…

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Movement Matters: An Interview with Jose Santiago Perez

Movement Matters is a monthly column by Michael Workman that investigates performers whose work intersects politics, policy, and issues related to the body as the…

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Movement Matters: An Interview with ALEXA GRÆ

Movement Matters is a monthly column by Michael Workman that investigates performers whose work intersects politics, policy, and issues related to the body as the…

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Movement Matters: An interview with Kiam Marcelo Junio

Movement Matters is a monthly column by Michael Workman that investigates performers whose work intersects politics, policy, and issues related to the body as the…

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Review: Anna Martine Whitehead’s S P R E A D at Links Hall

CHICAGO — Few dancers in Chicago have broken out as distinctly as Anna Martine Whitehead did in her LinkUP residency-ending performance at Links Hall March…

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