Posts tagged "Dance"

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 »

February's Best Lineup

After a ridiculously cold start to 2014, I’m ready to heat things up with a lineup of romantic performances to see in the month of February. Whether you take your S.O. or your grandma, hopefully these shows will warm your heart and melt some of the snow outside, too. Contemporary Choreographers: The Joffrey Ballet presents... Read more »

River North Dance Chicago Kicks Off the Season with Autumn Passions

River North Dance Chicago Kicks Off the Season with Autumn Passions
Snow is on the ground, Christmas lights are twinkling in store windows and Lifetime is rolling out classic holiday films like Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus and 12 Men of Christmas. We get it Lifetime–you want a boyfriend for Christmas. But slow your roll winter–it’s only November 12th and autumn is not done with us... 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 »

Dance, Russia, Dance!

Today, after likely receiving a slew of American hate-mail in response to Vladimir Putin’s op-ed in The New York Times, Russia denounced the UN chemical report on Syria. Shocker! But, that is neither here nor there. What IS here is the Joffrey Ballet’s Russian Masters. The four-night performance is dedicated to Russian masterminds of choreography... 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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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Hot Deal: Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Christmas is coming. No seriously As I write this, there are 60 days, 15 hours, 49 minutes, and 27, 26, 25 seconds left until Christmas. Luckily you can get a headstart on all things Christmas with LivingSocial’s deal to see the Rockettes this December. Radio City Christmas Spectacular is coming back to Chicago after a... Read more »