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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Making An Artivist: Red Clay Dance Moves Chicago’s Incarcerated Youth by Alyssa Motter

Red Clay Dance partners deploys art and activism to build self-agency and effect positive change with residents of the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Perception Is Reality: A Preview of the Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg’s “The Pygmalion Effect” at the Auditorium Theatre by Alyssa Motter

Boris Eifman reimagines this antiquated tale through his unique, sensationalistic style of psychological ballet theater that philosophizes about the complex, emotional realities of human ex…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

From Washington Heights to Seoul, Korea: A Preview of South Chicago Dance Theatre’s “Dancing Beyond the Borderline” by Alyssa Motter

Kia Smith's young company has built a vibrant dance community that extends far beyond Chicago’s city limits.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Chicago’s Up and Coming: A Preview of Synapse Arts’ “New Works” at the Hamlin Park Fieldhouse by Alyssa Motter

Synapse's program provides essential resources, professional development and mentorship to unique artists at a crucial moment along their artistic path.

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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Iconoclastic Dance of Israel: A Review of Gauthier Dance’s “Mega Israel” at the Harris Theater of Music and Dance by Alyssa Motter

A mixed-repertoire bill from three Israeli choreographers does not disappoint.

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Exploring the Digital Wilderness: A Review of Annie Dorsen’s “The Great Outdoors” at the Museum of Contemporary Art by Alyssa Motter

Annie Dorsen's performance sparks a line of ontological inquiry about the nature of how our digital and corporeal existences dovetail begets more and more questions.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Unfading Spirit, Enduring Impact: A Preview of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Sixtieth Anniversary at the Auditorium Theatre by Alyssa Motter

The iconic company celebrates its sixtieth anniversary with three unique programs featuring classic works and world premieres.

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Friday, March 1, 2019

A Glocal Celebration: Red Clay Dance Company presents La Femme Dance Festival at the Green Line Performing Arts Center by Alyssa Motter

This biennial festival celebrates dancemakers whose work is grounded in African and African Diasporic forms and provides presentation and professional development opportunities for this hist…

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Modern Masterpiece: A Preview of English National Ballet in Akram Khan’s “Giselle” at the Harris Theater by Alyssa Motter

Akram Khan's highly collaborative and unorthodox reimagining of the classic ballet has yielded a modern masterpiece.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Glimmer in the Grey: A Preview of Ingri Fiksdal at the MCA Chicago by Alyssa Motter

A temporary reprieve from the bleakness of February.

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Ten Years in the Making: A Preview of RE|dance group’s Decennial Season Kickoff at the Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater by Alyssa Motter

For their tenth anniversary, RE|Dance offers two works that together are a spectral musing on what it means to be civically engaged in today’s complex sociopolitical climate.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Seen, Unseen: A Preview of “What Remains” at the MCA Warehouse by Alyssa Motter

This multidisciplinary performance at the MCA's off-site warehouse space addresses issues of race, opposition, hostility, identity and disappearance, bringing into question what it means to …

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Tradition Reimagined: A Review of the Joffrey Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” at the Auditorium Theater by Alyssa Motter

Christopher Wheeldon’s well-crafted choreography is framed by theatrical sets which, while minimalistic in design, use projection and lighting to conjure a sense of depth and scale that is…

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Monday, October 29, 2018

History Manifests in the Moment: A Preview of Relations at the MCA Stage by Alyssa Motter

For the first time, three of the most influential pioneers of experimental dance will meet on stage to reflect and project about life, dance and everything in between in real time, and we’…

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Complexity is God: A Preview of “Long Run” at the Dance Center of Columbia College by Alyssa Motter

Tere O'Connor's new work finds its thematic roots in complexity, and tenders a paired down, aesthetic sparsity that concurrently riles and calms through carefully cultivated structures and f…

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Mycelium as Metaphor: A Preview of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s “Season 41 Fall Series” at the Harris by Alyssa Motter

Hubbard Street's Fall Series is a composite of interwoven movement styles from across the expansive mycelial web that is contemporary dance.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Our Future is Human: A Review of “Prime Time: #FutureSelf” at the MCA by Alyssa Motter

The MCA's after-hours gathering served as an affirmation of our need for human connection when our social interactions and pubic debates move increasingly online.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

A Grand Entrance: A Preview of South Chicago Dance Theatre’s Inaugural Gala at University of Chicago’s Mandel Hall by Alyssa Motter

South Chicago Dance Theatre's gala debut will be a celebration of diversity in dance, and create a context of inclusion and empowerment.

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Everything is Available, Everything is Here: A Review of In a Rhythm by Bebe Miller by Alyssa Motter

“In a Rhythm” offers a broad cross section of our cultural moment cut by the critical empathy of Miller and her collaborators. The effect is a powerful artistic experience that leaves th…

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Collective Memory from Collated Pasts: A Preview of Of Whales, Time and Your Last Attempt to Reach Me by Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak by Alyssa Motter

Shanahan and Mad Shak dancers, Kristina Fluty, Jeff Hancock and Megan Klein generate an innovative movement vocabulary that defies convention and stretches aesthetical constructs.

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