Posts tagged "Chicago dance"

Chicago Dancing Festival: Q&A with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Chicago Dancing Festival: Q&A with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
Unless you are living under a rug somewhere at the bottom of Lake Michigan, you are probably gearing up for this week’s Chicago Dancing Festival. The annual mammoth dance event is back with a great lineup of seasoned veterans and brand newbies. One of those newbies is Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. I may be biased (Pittsburgh... Read more »

Joffrey Ballet Rocks American Legends

While American-made products may be a thing of the past, one thing’s for certain: America has some legendary choreographers. The Joffrey Ballet’s American Legends opened this week to a packed house, introducing new and old works and featuring three American choreographers and an Aussie.Here’s the rundown. Interplay: Jerome Robbins’ playful Interplay opened the evening with... Read more »

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 »
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This Weekend: Luna Negra's CARMEN.manquia

This Weekend: Luna Negra's CARMEN.manquia
This week in dance—lots of Latino flare and an old school love story! CARMEN.maquia: Chicago’s Latino contemporary dance group Luna Negra will present a one-night-only performance of the classic tale of Carmen, the Spanish gypsy. The world premiere will spin the love story of Don Jose and Carmen, traditionally performed as an opera, with an... Read more »

Hot Deal: $10 off AXIS Dance Company this weekend

Hot Deal: $10 off AXIS Dance Company this weekend
This weekend AXIS dance company will perform at Auditorium Theatre. Since its founding in 1987, AXIS has brought contemporary dance to new heights, promoting physically integrated dance by bringing together dancers with and without disabilities. The company is internationally acclaimed and performed on So You Think You Can Dance earlier this year. AXIS will bring... Read more »

All About Dance: Flash Mob for Kindercare

All About Dance: Flash Mob for Kindercare
New on the whole flash mob concept? No, there’s no nudity involved. I’ll give you the basic rundown for this developing phenomenon: According to Wikipedia (I liked this definition better than Webster’s), a flash mob is “a large group of people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual act for a brief... Read more »
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Joffrey's All Stars Soars through Opening Night

Joffrey's All Stars Soars through Opening Night
Have you ever seen a dinosaur dance with a paperdoll? It’s magnificent. Victoria Jaiani & Fabrice Calmels in After the Rain I’ve seen the Joffrey Ballet’s Fabrice Calmels and Victoria Jaiani dance before. I’ve seen them dance together. I’ve seen them dance alone. I’ve never seen them as they were last night. Perhaps it was... Read more »

Fall Dance Begins: Hubbard Street's Fall Series

Ah, the weather’s shifting from 90 degrees to frosty mornings, Starbucks is shoving Pumpkin Spice Lattes in your face, and Christmas lights– let alone pumpkins — are hitting the store shelves. It’s Fall, people! And, most importantly, our favorite Chicago dance companies have been waiting all summer to show you their stuff. First up of... Read more »

Chicago BullsKidz Auditions

Chicago BullsKidz Auditions
How cute is this?? Chicago BullsKidz Squad (Photo Courtesy Chicago Bulls) The Chicago BullsKidz Squad is holding auditions this coming Sunday, September 19. Tomorrow is the last day to register your kiddies so hurry up! A feisty group of 20 boys and girls bring energy to select Bulls’ halftime shows at home games. You have to... Read more »
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Hot Deal: Hubbard Street Groupon!

Dance deals are on fire this week! Today’s Chicago Groupon is 52% off a fall or winter series performance from Hubbard Street Dance. One of Chitown’s favorite contemporary dance companies, you’ll have a premier level seat (best in the house!) for just $45, regularly $94. Get the deal here!