The Dance COLEctive Celebrates 20 Years with ‘Revelry’

Margi Cole has long been known as a teacher, at the Dance Center of Columbia College and across the globe,¬†bringing her “Margi-isms” and wacky metaphors to eager dance students. Thousands of “cornfused” students have “run around” in Cole’s classes, trying to figure out the Louie from the Richie. Humor and humility are Cole’s trademarks, cultivating young dancers into skilled entrepreneurs,…

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The ‘Carpenter COLEctive’ is greater than the sum of its parts

CHICAGO — Margi Cole and Peter Carpenter have been courting for awhile (artistically, that is). Cole has joined Carpenter as a dancer for the last few installments of his serial dance called Rituals of Abundance for Lean Times, a project that began in 2010 at New Trier High School as a response to the economic state of the field. I…

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COLEctive Notions Plays with Memory, Femininity, and Nostalgia (review)

The Drucker Center can be a challenging space (speaking from much personal experience), but the interplay between a “casual Sunday night get-together” and the refined manner in which Margi Cole puts up a show deemed it¬†a fitting venue for The Dance COLEctive’s mentor project COLEctive Notions. Three world premieres from Dance COLEctive company members Olivia May, Katie Petrunich, and Shannon…

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