Posts tagged "Chicago"

Weekend Preview: Dance Theatre of Harlem

Weekend Preview: Dance Theatre of Harlem
After a 16-year hiatus from Chicago, the Dance Theatre of Harlem will return to the Auditorium Theatre this weekend, adding to an already stellar 125th anniversary season for the venue. Dance Theatre of Harlem shut down its touring company in 2004 due to financial troubles, but bounced back and reintroduced the touring company in 2013.... Read more »

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 »

Powerful 'Mist' at Giordano Dance Chicago Spring Engagement

Powerful 'Mist' at Giordano Dance Chicago Spring Engagement
Giordano Dance Chicago kicked off its 51st season with a fresh cup of joe – err, “JOLT,” the two-year-old repertoire piece that depicts the daily grind, from the dancers’ deep slumber and morning alarm to that feeling you get after a third cup of coffee. I love that piece and have seen it before, along... Read more »
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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 »

Chicago loves dance, and it's giving us a free week of it

Chicago loves dance, and it's giving us a free week of it
I recently came across a fairly interesting commentary on Huffington Post about the economics of arts organizations, and how they too often blame the economy for the underfunding that ultimately leads to dismal numbers and low turnout. It’s coincidental that I was already thinking about how the wheels turn inside the Chicago Dancing Festival, which... Read more »

Joffrey Announces New Executive Director

The Joffrey Ballet announced Tuesday that Greg Cameron would take over as executive director, replacing former director Christopher Clinton Conway who stepped down in March. Cameron comes to Joffrey with a solid experience in arts leadership, having worked with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Department of... Read more »
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FlySpace: An economic solution for the arts

FlySpace: An economic solution for the arts
We’ve all had to adapt a little to the economic climate. Well, most of us anyway. Since 2008, plenty of us have been penny-pinching and downsizing in order to make ends meet, or maybe just to keep our safety nets from falling through. Businesses, particularly nonprofits, are no different. One group of arts professionals has... Read more »

Chicago Dancing Festival lineup announced

Chicago Dancing Festival lineup announced
The Lollapalooza-equivalent of summer dance events has announced its lineup, and, pardon the cliche, but it’s bigger and better than ever. Chicago Dancing Festival has been expanding since it’s debut in 2007, and this year is no different. Check out the lineup below and make sure to mark your calendars for the week of July... Read more »

DanceBridge call for choreographers!

One of my favorite things about Chicago is the way the city supports artists. This town is a haven for creativity and innovation, and DanceBridge, a program from the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, is no different. Looking for some Marley? DanceBridge is offering free 12-week rehearsal space at the Dance Studio... Read more »
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