I was shopping in Lincoln Park today when I ran into Lindsey Rhoads, senior company member/choreographer for Chicago Dance Crash, one of my favorite companies. She was putting the finishing touches on a last-minute costume change (lace shorts or poufy skirt, which one will she pick??), and on her way to tech rehearsal for Crash's debut of The Trials of Busta Keaton, opening this weekend. See the preview below!
- The Trials of Busta Keaton: Chicago Dance Crash presents their longest running show yet, with a tribute to the silent film era. A fresh take on the long gone genre of film, inspired by works from Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. Crash calls it a "fusion of ballet, hip hop, and contemporary choreography, mixed with a little bit of magic and a whole lot of slapstick comedy..." The best part? The whole cast will be painted in black and white. I have no idea what that will look like, but I'm excited to see! Look for Lindsey, she's one of the leading characters! The show runs April 15 through May 1 at Hoover-Leppen Theatre at the Center on Halsted. Tickets are $20-$25. More info here!
- River North Dance Chicago in Miles Davis Festival: River North Dance Company presents Simply Miles, Simply Us as a part of the four month long festival celebrating the 85th anniversary of Miles Davis' birth, along with other features works from the company's jazz repertory. The show is one night only, Saturday, April 16. Tickets are $30-$69. Get them here!