Contemporary, classical works and a holiday favorite to fill Madison Ballet’s season

MADISON, WI — Wisconsin’s Madison Ballet will usher in the 2017-2018 season with a variety of mixed-repertory performances and its annual production of The Nutcracker –…

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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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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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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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Choreographer Alex Sanchez makes his Goodman debut in ‘Wonderful Town’

CHICAGO — One of Dance Magazine’s 2015 “25 to watch,” choreographer Alex Sanchez makes his Goodman Theatre debut with Leonard Bernstein’s Wonderful Town. The Chicago…

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dropshift dance looks to the feminine for ‘FloatBrilliance’

CHICAGO — FloatBrilliance, premiering this weekend at Links Hall, is the third installment of what Artistic Director Andrea Cerniglia calls the Imposter Series, a multi-year…

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Synapse returns to roots in ‘Openwork’

CHICAGO — A decade ago, Rachel Damon sat in a tree knitting a long red scarf. Her fledgling company performed many works like these — site-specific installations…

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Robyn Mineko Williams goes UNDER(cover) at Links

CHICAGO — Robyn Mineko Williams, fast becoming one of the most recognizable names in Chicago dance, premieres a new episode of UNDER(cover) this weekend at…

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RockCitizen: Peace, Love, and Civil Unrest

CHICAGO — On its surface, The Seldoms’ latest RockCitizen (premiering Thursday, May 5 at the Storefront Theater) is an exploration and celebration of rock music…

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