Dance weaves a thread through 2019 Chicago International Film Festival

CHICAGO—A triptych of films screened Thursday to Sunday, collectively marketed under the header In Focus: Dance, forms an anchor point of the 2019 Chicago International…

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Second ‘Evening of Ballet Stars’ a mix of contemporary and classic pas de deux

ST. LOUIS—With their second edition of “An Evening of Ballet Stars,” Dance St. Louis aimed to find out if lighting does, indeed, strike twice in…

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Life is neither good nor bad—Ravinia’s first full-length ‘Candide,’ however, was very good

HIGHLAND PARK, IL—My last trip to the Ravinia Festival was on opening week in early June. It was unseasonably cold and blustery; wind whipped picnic blankets and…

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Interviews On Dance: J e l l o 6/12

This post is part of a series cataloging and responding to interviews I’m having with people across Chicago (artists, non artists, art enthusiasts, art un-enthusiasts)…

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Interviews On Dance: Elysia Banks

This post is the first in a series cataloging and responding to interviews I’m having with people across Chicago (artists, non artists, art enthusiasts, art…

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Queer Dancer Profiles: A. Raheim White

CHICAGO — This post is part of a series of conversations with trans/genderqueer dancers to give you a broader idea of where we come from,…

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At Physical Theater Festival, Aura CuriAtlas’s acrobats act out Steven Hawking’s story

CHICAGO — Two festivals which ran simultaneously this month — the Pivot Arts Festival in Uptown and Edgewater and the Physical Theater Festival in Lakeview…

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First weekend of Pivot Arts Fest challenges Euro-centrism with multidisciplinary forays

CHICAGO — Summer is just beginning, and Chicago is itching to hit the beach. Last Sunday was sunny, but deceptively cold. The chill in the…

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Tap bookends ballet and Hubbard Street in 2019 Spring to Dance finale

ST. LOUIS, MO — On National Tap Dance Day, tappers opened and closed the final evening of Spring to Dance, capping three full days of…

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Musical monotony needn’t be the rule, but at Spring to Dance, it’s a trend

ST. LOUIS, MO — It’s not a new trend. Contemporary dance has shared a kinship with minimalistic music for decades. As an undergraduate dance major…

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