Review: Corey Smith’s “New Prairie School” examines the Midwest with humor, nonchalance

CHICAGO — The New Prairie School, an evening-length performance by composer, writer, and performer, Corey Smith, along with fellow performers and collaborators Ethan T. Parcell and…

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Review: Lather.Rinse.Repeat | Fall.Climb.Release.

CHICAGO — The vibe was phenomenally good at Links Hall last weekend for Catalyst Movmnt’s first production, Lather.Rinse.Repeat | Fall. Climb. Release. The curatorial project…

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Review: ‘The Making’ exerts power over Pulaski Park

CHICAGO — Last Saturday marked the final performance of The Seldoms’ world premiere of The Making, an evening-length work for the company’s seven ensemble members,…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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