As you get closer to it, the Milwaukee Ballet's Ballet Russe Reimagined begins to seem more like an ultra HD close-up of a world that could just as easily be right now. We asked Nicole Teague-Howell about what she found as she set out to transform the inspiration of a century past into a new kind of imagining. Here's what she told us:
Dance on film can be brilliant, breathtaking, and not-to-be missed, and that's where The In/Motion Dance Film Festival comes in. We asked Executive Director Amy Wilkinson to give us a look inside how the Festival comes together, and what we'll see when we get there on February 22nd. Here's what she told us:
If you go to see a great dance company like Big Muddy, you get to see the ideas and imagination that come together in any artistic expression. But because this is a concert by a dance company, you get to see more. We asked choreographer Shannon Alvis all about Big Muddy and "Beat Ballads". Here's what she told us.
"Discover Your Dance Career" is a new ebook from Catherine L. Tully, Lauren Warnecke and Nichelle Suzanne, three of the dance communities leading writers. In it, a wide array of dance professionals share insider insights on the many different careers in dance. We asked Lauren Warnecke to share with us more about the book, and here's what she told us:
To get ready for Deeply Rooted Dance's "Reaffirmed / Reimagined" at Chicago's Logan Center, we asked Jacquelyn Smiley Robinson about some of the challenges, opportunities, ideas, experience, and inspiration that make her appointment as Managing Director for Deeply Rooted Productions so promising. Here's what she told us:
From December 5th through the 8th, Links Halls' Co-Mission Festival of New Works culminates in a shared bill festival format perfomance. In two separate bills, Tuli Bera and Jasmine Mendoza, and Elijah Motley and Paul Scudder share the new works they have developed. We asked Elijah Motley to share a little more with us, and here's what he told us:
Manuel Vignoulle has an impressive history of finding his way through all of the challenges that come with independent choreography. We asked Manuel about the challenges of independent production, and about his appreciation for the Palm Desert Choreography Festival. Here's what he told us:
We spoke with Kansas City Ballet's Amanda DeVenuta, Cinematographer Andrea Raby and Choreographer Mariana Oliveira about how they so successfully captured choreography and performance with a camera in their Dance Film "After You". Here's what they told us:
For dancers, injury is especially challenging, because dance requires such a high level of performance to begin with. We asked Solis Acupuncture's Ausra Januseviciute to explain how acupuncture might fit into the health and recovery options for dancers. Here's what she told us.
"Between Gestures" is an extaordinary ten-day event that includes eight performances, four public conversations, four masterclasses and a series of screenings of dance films and documentaries from Europe. We asked Tanguy Accart, Cultural Attaché of the Consulate General of France in Chicago about all of it, and here's what he told us: