Review: ‘As the Crow Flies’ looks to the Midwest for inspired improv

CHICAGO — What makes dance “midwestern”? I don’t know, really, other than the unapologetic determination of midwesterners to do it. Call me biased, but there’s…

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Review: Lather.Rinse.Repeat | Fall.Climb.Release.

CHICAGO — The vibe was phenomenally good at Links Hall last weekend for Catalyst Movmnt’s first production, Lather.Rinse.Repeat | Fall. Climb. Release. The curatorial project…

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Review: Carefully crafted, contained Salty Lark splits a bill with Philly’s Naked Stark

CHICAGO — This past weekend Madeleine Reber and her company Salty Lark Dance shared a split bill called 664 Miles with Philadelphia-based choreographer Katherine Kiefer Stark’s…

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Beyond fairytale formula: Milwaukee Ballet presents Michael Pink’s ‘Mirror Mirror’

“Who’s the fairest of them all?” MILWAUKEE, WI — Jealousy, vanity, the quest for attractiveness – common enough. But what happens when these things become all…

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The Cambrians return with ‘Empress Archer’

CHICAGO — Beginning in 2013, Benjamin Wardell dreamed up a process called “The Nexus Project.” He recruited dancers Michel Rodriguez Cintra and worked with a gaggle…

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Pulling dance from a hat: Milwaukee’s ‘Genesis’ project

MILWAUKEE, WI — Every other year, Milwaukee Ballet’s artistic director Michael Pink sifts through a pile of applications one-by-one to select three choreographers. Some are…

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Deeply Rooted’s 20th season opener highlights yin and yang (preview)

CHICAGO – “Time goes by quickly,” said Kevin Iega Jeff reflecting his tenure as Artistic Director of Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, “but we figure it out…

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Aerial Dance Chicago gets Spooky

CHICAGO – Aerial Dance Chicago (ADC)’s loft space off the Irving Park blue line provided an intimate and appropriate setting for Ghost Stories, the company’s…

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An audience-centered ‘choose your own adventure’ with Zephyr

CHICAGO — Nearly a year after the Amid Festival, a magical gathering of performing artists grappling with aging bodies, festival curator and Zephyr Dance artistic…

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Nora Sharp and Haydee Souffrant: seeking syncronicity

CHICAGO — Links Hall’s white space was packed to the gills Sept. 18 for the last of three performances of “Belonging,” as is usually the…

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