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"In the essence of contemporary dance and contemporary meaning, now, there are a lot of voices out there that maybe we haven’t explored. There are choreographers who haven’t had the oppo…
Chicago theater greets spring with imaginative performance spaces, from parking garages to auditory realms.
This new short dance film serves as a gentle reminder that magic can still happen, even during a year in quarantine.
Denise Yvette Serna discusses how she and the Strawdog ensemble devised a theater/film hybrid that interprets the stories of Chicagoans living and moving through a frenetic and claustrophobi…
March roars in with virtual one-on-one plays, an alt dance festival and a gradual return to in-person performance.
Thanks to the ingenuity of Chicago’s dance community through a lean ten years and a hellish ten months, Chicago remains, and will remain a mecca for dance.
Live readings, new dances and festivals streaming to you this February.
The company successfully created a new live shadow puppet cinema work in time for this physically distanced holiday season.
December theater seeks to comfort, celebrate and connect in a difficult holiday season.
Freeman's creative obsessions—brown paper, burlap and Audre Lorde—feature in her new collaboration with Jordan Phelps and VAM Studio.
Election month performances live stream commentary on our current world, and imagine a better one.
The dancer/writer's short films respond to art about a rapidly changing Beijing with echoes of nostalgia for performances that never were.
Winifred Haun & Dancers site-specific work is steeped in the beauty of the locale and the grace of bodies in motion.
Hedwig Dance uses interactions of the body and the video technology in a reflection on the effects of months of quarantine amidst socio-political upheaval.
October proves Chicago performers will find powerful ways to speak to the moment, with or without traditional stages.
Links Hall 96 Hours: Links Hall throws performance in the pressure cooker with a competitive cooking show approach to making new work.
Ellen Chenoweth, director of the Dance Presenting Series at Columbia College, talks about how she and the entire Dance Center faculty and staff reimagined the Fall season, looking for abunda…
Three great events to kick off the fall season.
The Dancers' Fund has played a crucial role in the health of Chicago's dance community for almost three decades.
Making it work in the midst of a shutdown is no small feat but that's exactly what Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre has done.
The yearlong program is designed to build resiliency against the virus through physical, mental and spiritual health services.
Donald Byrd’s urgent piece deserves a spot on the lists of must-read/must-watch resources about racism, white supremacy and police violence in America.
CDHP has conducted over 130 video interviews and conversations, and currently has over 120 edited clips available on their website.
A few small, nimble organizations have found creative ways to shift online and hold modified, virtual versions of the live festivals planned for June.
In our living rooms and kitchens, we’re liberated from the tyranny of the mirror.
Give Netflix a break with videos of past performances and live streamed living room shows by Chicago artists and companies.
The Seldoms' founding artistic director wants to get you talking more about climate change.
"It’s good to reflect back and look at everything and see if we’re at the root and purpose. Now we have a lot of time for planning and to interrogate some things."
The Nigerian-based choreographer makes his U.S. debut at the Dance Center of Columbia College, considering problems from both physical and spiritual planes.
March is a month for big-name companies and a wealth of fresh new work.
Youth culture is at the heart of Peck’s ballet, which is danced in sneakers and streetwear to the second half of electronic musician Dan Deacon’s “America” album.