OnEdge plays in the periphery

CHICAGO — Working as an arts presenter is a hard job, and though I don’t know for certain, I would imagine that working for the…

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15th annual Flamenco Festival highlights its multi-cultural roots

CHICAGO — Through March 25, Instituto Cervantes’ Chicago Flamenco Festival showcases the breadth and depth of Flamenco. The five-week fest includes music and dance performances…

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Music and musings are just ‘Some of a Thousand Words’

CHICAGO — A one-nighter last Saturday marked the second of NYC-based Brian Brooks’ Chicago engagements during his tenure as the inaugural choreographer in residence at the…

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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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Studio Mangiameli’s fifth inspired by love

CHICAGO — Celebrating five years in the Logan Square neighborhood, Chiara Mangiameli’s flamenco studio presented its annual showcase last weekend at the Vittum Theater. I…

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Rewards > Risk at CMC’s Dance Shelter (review)

CHICAGO — For the past few seasons, Chicago Moving Company (CMC)’s Kay LaSota has produced a two-show package for the group’s home space at Hamlin…

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DIY ‘Mess Hall’ Brings New Voices to the Fore (review)

  Heavy rain and the three steep flights of stairs up to Outerspace Studios couldn’t keep away the crowd as The Coincidentals’ Mess Hall convened…

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CTT: Time Travel with Tap (review)

CHICAGO — Each season, Chicago Tap Theatre (CTT) runs a fairly formulaic series of performances. There’s the holiday tap jam Tidings of Tap, a one-nighter…

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Timothy O’Donnell explores envy in ‘The Sixth Sin’

MILWAUKEE, WI – While taking a brief hiatus from dancing, Timothy O’Donnell visited Milwaukee Ballet to take class on a whim. Artistic Director Michael Pink…

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