Michael Estanich

RE|dance group’s bookish Victorian beauties transform Hamlin Park in ‘Mysterious Disappearance’

By on March 31, 2018

CHICAGO — Walking in for RE|dance group’s The Mysterious Disappearance of the Second Younger Sister, Thursday and Friday, the dark, deep Hamlin Park Theater was adorned with a writer’s desk sporting an antique typewriter in the foreground and an antique dress form sporting a tailored women’s jacket in the background. The old ornate windows that, […]

RE|Dance celebrates five years with ‘The Long and Forgotten Winter’

By on July 27, 2014

If you’re friends with Lucy Riner on Facebook, then you’ve heard about this show. With Riner and co-Artistic Director Michael Estanich at the helm, RE|Dance is taking an “all-in” approach in preparing for its five-year anniversary next weekend at the Ruth Page Center for the Performing Arts.  With the help of a MetLife New Stages for […]

RE|Dance Group, The Cultural Center, and What Dancing Looks Like Beneath the Surface of the Earth (Preview)

By on July 21, 2013

I was a little bummed to spend part of a steamy Saturday at the Cultural Center rather than on the beach, but my visit to RE|Dance Group’s rehearsal was well worth the time away from my tanning regime. My late morning arrival was greeted by dancers rehearsing awhile and then a full run-through of their […]