We reached out to composer David Jennings to find out more about the score he composed for Lamaiya Lancaster and L-Theory Collective's "Dancing As Life", and much more. Here's what he 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.
Lucky Plush Productions is getting ready for the world premiere of "Rink Life" at the Steppenwolf Theatre. Here's what Artistic Director Julia Rhodes told us about creating the movement and score design for this imaginative new work:
In his latest work for Giordano Dance Chicago, choreographer Peter Chu explores the past and present to find what it means to be "in the groove". Here's what he told us about creating "Groove, in formed":
d. Sabela Grimes gives DancerMusic an in-depth look at how he designed and continues to design the score that accompanies "ELECTROGYNOUS" and tells us more about the additional components used in the production. Here's what he 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:
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.
In a brand new work for the 2019 Pivot Arts Festival, Brittany Harlin explores the complementary subjects of what makes us hurt and what makes us whole. We asked Brittany about her creative vision for Don't Forget Your Mother, and here's what she told us:
BraveSoul Movement Co-Founder Kelsa Robinson and Chicago Fringe Opera Artistic Director George Cederquist give an in depth look at "The Rosina Project," which premieres as part of the 2019 Pivot Arts Festival. Here's what they 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: