Chicago Dancing Festival founders receive Public Humanities Award

Every once in awhile, we are reminded that dance is about more than just dance. Each year since 1984, the Illinois Humanities Council has awarded…

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Striding Lion examines the American Dream

  Striding Lion Performance Group’s latest endeavor, American Me, is an immersive look at the sometimes hilarious, sometimes profound, sometimes disturbing stateĀ of self-reliance and the…

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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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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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Humbled.

I was apprehensive in joining Dance Advantage’s Top Dance Blog competition… I love this little here blog, but I’m also acutely aware that it’s a…

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A Chance to Dance. But, is it really your only chance?

  In watching last week's episode of A Chance to Dance, I found a lot of myself in those young dancers.  I remember what it felt…

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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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Zen and the Art of Tech Week

  I knew this week wasn't going to be easy.    First week of school, family members coming into town, and tech week.  Tech week…

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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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PRODUCE: Reality TV and Lauren’s Goals for the Series…

Produce.                             Or is it Produce?            …

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