2013 Fall Dance Wrap-up

It’s been a whirlwind season and things are finally starting to settle down in the dance world. In the short respite post-Fall Danceapolooza and pre-Nutcracker…

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Giordano Promises Passion, Energy, Unbridled Enthusiasm – and Delivers

If he was still here today, Gus Giordano would have been exceedingly proud of his company’s 51st season opener. In a one-night-only repertory offering of…

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Chicago Sinfonietta’s ’13-14 Season Opener (review)

Can classical music and hip hop dance truly be friends? I don’t know… …but the Chicago Sinfonietta had the guts to try it in its…

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Cristina Tadeo and Nicholas Davio’s “Bread & Butter”: A Complex Issue in Analog Form (preview)

Young choreographer and recent Columbia College grad Cristina Tadeo set out to make a duet this summer with no other objective than paying her dancers….

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National Dance Day 2013, and a peek into the archives at my best bits

In homage to National Dance Day, I’ve been sifting through some of the archives here and elsewhere to get an idea of everything that’s happening…

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Shaping Sound at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance (Review)

To borrow a question from Kyle MacMillan in yesterday’s Sun Times: Can the mass appeal of television dance shows transfer to the stage? Sure it…

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Watching Brief: Cookies, Clouds, and Crowd Psychology (Review)

Having recently moved in from the Cleveland area, MegLouise Dance closed ¬†their newest performance Watching Brief last Sunday at Links Hall. ¬†Little did I know…

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Sometimes, Lauren thinks

I work, and I write, and then I work some more, and then I write some more. And then, sometimes, I think.   What I…

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Eat, Pray, PRODUCE

First of all, I'd like to publicly announce that that movie should have ended after the "eat" part in Italy… although I've been told the book…

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On Movement

  Movement is on the brain.  Here's why:   In a post-show discussion at Dance Union, with the topic of the evening titled "On Movement", someone…

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