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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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Immersive Alchemy: Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre Pairs Live Music and Dance in an Uplifting Experience by Sharon Hoyer

The themes in Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre center around some of the most pressing questions of our time, and the room emotionally transforms as dancers physically interpret deeply personal m…

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Tribalism and Repose: A Preview of Prakriti: A History of the Present by Sharon Hoyer

Ishti employs their unique blend of classical Indian dance, Indian folk and tribal dance, martial arts and contemporary Western dance to investigate what aspects of our human nature have bro…

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Intercontinental Collaboration: Bringing Together Chicago’s Red Clay Dance Company with Uganda’s Keiga Dance Company by Sharon Hoyer

Club and street dance styles, experimental dance and a response to surveillance, race and cultural violence all happen this fall.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Can’t-Miss Fall Dance Events by Sharon Hoyer

Newcity dance's three most anticipated performances of the 2018 fall season.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Transformation From Within: Nejla Yatkin’s “Conference of the Birds” Experiences the Lakefront with Fresh Senses by Sharon Hoyer

Nejla Yatkin's free participatory performance seeks to open the senses amidst the natural beauty of the Burnham Wildlife Corridor.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Dance Top 5: September 2018 by Sharon Hoyer

The natural world, internal landscapes and political spheres collide this month in dance.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Movement for a Cause: Dance For Life Unites Eclectic Companies to Keep Dancers Healthy by Sharon Hoyer

With seven companies whose specialties range from pointe to head spins, the "Dance For Life" program promises to be not only a worthy fundraiser, but one of the most eclectic dance concerts …

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Dance Top 5: August 2018 by Sharon Hoyer

Dance moves outdoors for the summer, from Dance Downs in the Parks to performances on the MCA grounds.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Pushing Boundaries: Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s Rhythm World Festival Features a New Artist In Residence by Sharon Hoyer

The annual tap festival is a chance to see the boundary-pushing work of CHRP's first ever artist in residence Dani Borak.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Vertical Dance Floor: Aerial Dance Chicago brings Blackbird to the Ruth Page Center by Sharon Hoyer

Dancers take to the air in a show about freedom, potential and flight.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Dance Top 5: July 2018 by Sharon Hoyer

Japanese Taiko, aerial artistry and an annual tap festival take the stage in July.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Would You Like to Dance? How SummerDance Connects Chicagoans Across All Spectrums by Sharon Hoyer

The longstanding, wildly popular partner-dance series has evolved into a festival that ties together social dance, live music, spectatorship and professional performances.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Fairy Tale Reboot: A Preview of Amira: A Chicago Cinderella Story at the Logan Center for the Arts by Sharon Hoyer

A romance that follows an immigrant girl and her suitor on a journey through Chicago neighborhoods.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Everyone at the Party: A Review of the STOMPING GROUNDS Grand Finale at the Pritzker Pavilion by Sharon Hoyer

The grand finale to the Chicago Human Rhythm Project's annual festival was a foot-pounding celebration of both diversity and the intersection of cultural traditions we all share.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Dance Top 5: June 2018 by Sharon Hoyer

High-octane dance abounds in June, from The Seldoms' "Marchland" to Chicago Tap Theatre's dedication to divas to Hubbard Street's full length rendition of "Minus 16."

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Beneficial Boredom: Khecari Redefines Audience Experience in Durational “The Retreat: One Week” by Sharon Hoyer

Khecari creates a customized experience in their one hundred sixty-eight hour performance "The Retreat: One Week."

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Friday, April 27, 2018

No More Yielding But a Dream: the Joffrey Ballet debuts Alexander Ekman’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Sharon Hoyer

Ekman’s ode to Scandinavian solstice is a triumph of vision, imagination and masterful stagecraft.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Vocabularies for Empathy: Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble Prompts Audiences to Take Action for Social Change by Sharon Hoyer

Why don’t we take control of the conversation instead of letting the conversation steer us?

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