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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The Dance COLEctive Celebrates 20 Years with ‘Revelry’

Margi Cole has long been known as a teacher, at the Dance Center of Columbia College and across the globe,¬†bringing her “Margi-isms” and wacky metaphors…

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The ‘Carpenter COLEctive’ is greater than the sum of its parts

CHICAGO — Margi Cole and Peter Carpenter have been courting for awhile (artistically, that is). Cole has joined Carpenter as a dancer for the last…

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A New Lens for Dance: Pros and Cons of Live Streaming Performance

CHICAGO — Dance for the camera is nothing new, but with idevices, YouTube and the Internet literally everywhere, broadcasting dance to living room sofas is…

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COLEctive Notions Plays with Memory, Femininity, and Nostalgia (review)

The Drucker Center can be a challenging space (speaking from much personal experience), but the interplay between a “casual Sunday night get-together” and the refined…

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SPDW, Peter Carpenter, and Dances that Make you Go Hmm (preview)

It doesn’t appear to be a logical combination at first. One might even call them “The Odd Couple” of the October Chicago dance frenzy. But…

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