Posts tagged "Ballet"

Saying Goodbye to Joffrey's Nutcracker

Saying Goodbye to Joffrey's Nutcracker
Saying goodbye is never easy. We can’t know for sure what happens to a person when they leave this earth, but we do know that the things we remember about them can stay in our mind forever. We all have memories of people and things that we’ve lost, and those memories make us feel happy... Read more »

Joffrey Ballet's Unique Voices was kind of scary. You should see it.

Joffrey Ballet's Unique Voices was kind of scary. You should see it.
The premise of this week’s Unique Voices mixed repertory program from the Joffrey Ballet highlights the individuals behind the choreography and their take on traditional ballet movements: James Kudelka, Alexander Ekman and Stanton Welch. But I thought the night had another theme: each piece portrayed (some expertly, some nearly so) the darkness in otherwise light... Read more »

An All-American Celebration: Misty Copeland & Co.

An All-American Celebration: Misty Copeland & Co.
The Auditorium Theatre buzzed with excitement over the weekend, and not just in celebration of its 125th anniversary. As the American Ballet Theatre was set to take the stage in its All-American Celebration, all I heard around me were whispers of one dancer’s name: Misty Copeland. Before the lights dimmed, the three girls in front... Read more »
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Want a sneak peak of The Joffrey Ballet's Swan Lake?

I LOVE this. In a press release to Everybody DanceNow: “For the first time, The Joffrey Ballet offers the public a rare glimpse into the rehearsal studio when it streams live, via its online YouTube channel, a rehearsal of Swan Lake.  Internationally renowned choreographer Christopher Wheeldon will coach the dancers on his re-imagined production, which... Read more »

My Q&A with Breaking Pointe's Allison DeBona

Everybody knows by now my obsession with Breaking Pointe. I had the chance to see Ballet West here in Chicago a few weeks ago (which you can read about here), but I ALSO got an exclusive Q&A with Allison DeBona that I’ve been saving up for a rainy day. It’s not raining, but I’m sitting... Read more »

See Moulin Rouge at Auditorium Theatre

When I was a freshman in high school I danced to Lady Marmalade in front of my entire high school. I feel like Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Moulin Rouge will be a little different. The story of romance, turn of the century Paris, and the cabaret, is probably Nicole Kidman’s best film, so I have... Read more »
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All this art belongs to you...thanks to Chicago Dancing Festival

Last night at Chicago Dancing Festival’s Dancing East and West of Chicago, I got to see something really cool. Aside from an outstanding lineup (Martha Graham Dance Company, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Brian Brooks Moving Company, Ballet Arizona, and a cameo from Giordano) it was beyond cool to see a packed house full... Read more »

Breaking Pointe mini-review: Dancers unhinged

Breaking Pointe mini-review: Dancers unhinged
As if I needed another GD reality show to watch, The CW’s Breaking Pointe is proving addictive after just one episode. It helps that 1. I like dance 2. I like to watch people dance 3. I like television. I’m not picky when it comes to my dance shows. I force myself to watch Mary... Read more »

Hot Deal: Unlimited Booty Ballet and Yoga at Indigo Studio

I’ve never taken Booty Ballet. I imagine it’s something like grand jete, pop your booty, grand jete, pop your booty. No? Can someone get back to me on this? Anyway, today’s hot deal is one month of unlimited classes at Indigo Studio (near Chicago Ave and Grand) for $38, regularly $150. Classes include variations on ballet... Read more »
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Curb your Black Swan hangover with a little bit of Russia

I don’t know about you, but when I think of this cold, blustery weather, I think of Russia. It’s not quite the same, but The State Ballet Theatre of Russia will perform Swan Lake tonight and tomorrow night at Auditorium Theatre. I’m hoping it will curb my Black Swan hangover. Want to go? Get tickets here.... Read more »