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Monday, June 3, 2019

A Present-Tense Art Form: Brian Brooks Returns to Hubbard Street Dance by Sharon Hoyer

New York-based Brian Brooks writes a coda to his Harris Theater residency with a revisioning of his chaotic and complex "Terrain."

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Innovative, Entertaining: Pivot Arts Festival Seeks to Bring Genre-Defying Work Center Stage by Sharon Hoyer

Ten days of innovative dance, music and theater by local and international artists. Curator Julieanne Ehre's recommendation: see it all.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Dance and Performance Top 5: June 2019 by Sharon Hoyer

All our favorites for June.

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Longer Timelines: Alejandro Cerrudo Talks About New Projects After Hubbard Street and the Importance of Building Trust by Sharon Hoyer

The former resident choreographer of Hubbard Street Dance looks to new collaborations locally, nationally and abroad.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

A Lifetime of Work: Mordine & Co Celebrate Fifty Years of Making and Mentorship by Sharon Hoyer

In Chicago, the epitome of influence in modern dance has got to be Shirley Mordine.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Dance Top 5: May 2019 by Sharon Hoyer

May dance and performance from ballet to butoh.

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Saturday, April 6, 2019
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Dance Top 5: April 2019 by Sharon Hoyer

Chicago dance month is packed with performances from companies near and far.

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Monday, April 1, 2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Out of Darkness: A Preview of Giordano Dance at the Harris Theater by Sharon Hoyer

Miranda Davis' new piece about hope in the face of adversity is the latest in a series of commissions intended to push the company’s boundaries and explore the intersections of jazz, moder…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Fight or Flight: A Review of Escapes & Reversals at Unity Lutheran Church by Sharon Hoyer

Ginger Krebs' new hourlong performance shows us a game in which the current winner is the moneyed, narrative-owning powers that be, but the underdog team, though skittish and sustaining dama…

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Dance and Performance Top 5: March 2019 by Sharon Hoyer

English National Ballet returns to Chicago for the first time in over thirty years with a real stunner.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Rising Up: Power OUCH! Festival Explores Violence and the Individual Experience by Sharon Hoyer

The four day festival at Links Hall looks at how we confront, arm ourselves against, appropriate and perhaps move beyond violence.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Dance Top 5: February 2019 by Sharon Hoyer

Dance and performance beat the February blues with festivals and performance that range from multidisciplinary to classical.

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Monday, January 7, 2019

The Sacred and the Profane: The Non-Human Speaks in the International Puppet Theater Festival by Sharon Hoyer

They are descending on Chicago from around the globe to relate these stories.

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Dance Top 5: January 2019 by Sharon Hoyer

Puppetry, dance and performance in January.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Players 2019: The Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago by Sharon Hoyer

Collaboration, in an age when funding for the arts has thinned to a pitiful trickle, turned out to be a font of creative abundance.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Player of the Moment: Roell Schmidt and Links Hall by Sharon Hoyer

It’s the story of artists.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Monday, December 3, 2018

Making Dance That Means More: Gary Abbott discusses his new work for Deeply Rooted Dance Theater by Sharon Hoyer

Co-founders Kevin Iega Jeff and Gary Abbott have been making and presenting dances that celebrate community.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Dance Top 5: December 2018 by Sharon Hoyer

December Dance offerings.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Their Future is Our Future: A&A Ballet Presents an Art Deco Nutcracker and Trains the Next Generation of Ballet Dancers by Sharon Hoyer

The Studebaker provides unique stage for A&A's vision: one large enough to put up a spectacle of scenic design and a massive cast, while intimate enough a house to afford every audience…

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Breathing Together: A preview of EKILI MUNDA/What Lies Within at the Dance Center of Columbia College by Sharon Hoyer

The collaboration between Chicago's Red Clay Dance and Kampala-based Keiga Dance Company explores how personal and cultural history rest in the body.

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

From Darkness to Light: A Review of Visceral Dance’s TAKE at The Space at Rockwell by Sharon Hoyer

A showcase for the talents of a gifted ensemble, but also of an experimental spirit, a willingness to place dancers who perform on the Harris stage in more raw contexts

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018

Making Commodity From Air: Ate9 Dance Company and Wilco’s Glenn Kotche Join Forces by Sharon Hoyer

Ate9 Dance Company explores the wonder of human connection and interaction. We are all really different, but we have secrets that are mutual.

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Dance Top 5: November 2018 by Sharon Hoyer

November dance highlights visiting and Chicago-based companies; often in the same night.

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Styles in Conversation: A Review of Ephrat Asherie Dance at the Dance Center of Columbia College by Sharon Hoyer

The most arresting moments in “Odeon” were the most intimate, with direct play between the music and movement.

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Reaching for the Light: A Review of Hubbard Street Dance Fall Series by Sharon Hoyer

The collaboration between Movement Art Is, Emma Portner and Third Coast Percussion is potent, urgent and highly topical.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Dance Top 5: October 2018 by Sharon Hoyer

October dance runs the gamut from whimsical to profound, narrative to abstract, in styles and genres to suit every taste.

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