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:
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater has long been a leader in Chicago dance, recognized for its impeccable technique, choreography and storytelling abilities. As they enter a new age of leadership with their rotating artistic leadership model, Nicole Clarke-Springer takes the reigns and promises to maintain, nurture and push the company's creative legacy forward. Here's what she 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.
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:
Choreographer and dancer Rigoberto Saura started making dance in his youth and has spent his time since then honing his craft. Here's what Rigoberto told us about how his experiences in Chicago, Ecuador, Cuba and most recently Los Angeles have shaped his choreographic approach and career:
Ensemble Español will perform "Mar del Fuego" at Dance for Life 2019, and DancerMusic's Crystal Gurrola asked Executive and Associate Artistic Director Jorge Pérez about the piece, its dedication to Dame Libby Komaiko, and the future of this great company. Here's what he told us.
if you wanted to learn more about dance, or more about music, a very good place to start would be to talk to David K. Israel. DancerMusic's Johnny Nevin did just that, and asked David about working with Bernstein, Robbins, Tharp and Taylor, not to mention his new film about Ballanchine. Here's what he told us:
Alan Sims speaks with DancerMusic about how Tai Ji and the other Internal and Martial Arts understand movement, and how dancers can understand that. Here's what he told us:
We asked the five participating choreographers one question each about their works in Red Clay Dance Company's La Femme Dance Festival. Here's what L. Graciella Maiolatesi, Brittany C. Winters, Jasmin Williams, Marceia Scruggs and Linsday Renea Benton told us: