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:
When Visceral Dance presents their Fall Engagement their audience will see the way that the dynamic balance of a constantly moving organization can fill a stage with dance. We asked Executive Director Dawn Stanislaw to share a little of what goes into putting all of this together. Here's what she told us:
From September 27 until October 26th, Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre presents their landmark series "America/Americans #CRDT20th Concert Series" at a variety of venues. We asked Artistic Director Wilfredo Rivera about Cerqua Rivera's 20th Anniversary concerts, and here's what he told us:
Jeff Hancock has a lot of experience with dance and design, and he's given it a lot of thought. He's seen the dynamic, multi-dimensional reality of design in concert dance from many perspectives, so we asked him about what it's like for a choreographer to be a designer, and for a designer to be a choreographer. Here's what he told us:
Chicago Dance Crash's "Lil Pine Nut", uses a breathtaking variety of musical styles. But in order to tell the story Jessica Deahr had built, she also brought in four of the Crash performers to add important vocal recordings. Here are four photos of where you see Crash in very different roles from the ones you see on stage.
With new works from Shannon Alvis, Rebecca Lemme, Anna Long, Lizzie MacKenzie, Jacqueline Stewart, Jessica Miller Tomlinson, and Chicago Repertory Ballet, Dancing to Dream promises to be one of the years most imaginative dance concerts. We asked Dancing to Dream's Jacqueline Stewart about her dream to make this all happen. Here's what she told us:
Chicago Dance Crash performs in "Lil Pine Nut" at Chicago's Ruth Page Center for the Arts, adding to they're rich history of telling evening-length stories with a brilliant fusion of styles from hip-hop to contemporary. We asked Crash Rehearsal Director KC Bevis all about, and here's what she told us:
DanceWorks Chicago presents ChoreoLab, the culminating event of their Dance360 programs. DanceWorks Artistic Director Julie Nakagawa, the choreographers, and several of the dancers shared an inside look with us. Here's what they told us: