MRDC Artistic Director Monte Rezell gets his company ready for "Opposites Attract," March 14-15, 2020 at Chicago’s Stage 773. The production is a direct representation of one of the many ways this Hip Hop ambassador continues to nurture the culture. Here’s what Monte told us about the performance and his latest choreographic work:
DancerMusic Editor Kristi Licera recently had the chance to speak with Jan Bartoszek on the eve of Hedwig Dances' 35th anniversary concert about how she has kept her creativity alive and to get insights to her latest work, "Raum." Here's what she told us:
LOUD BODIES' "Legalize Menstruation," raises awareness of period poverty and encourages open conversation on the often taboo subject of menstruation. Here's what LOUD BODIES co-founders Yariana Baralt Torres and Maria Blanco told us about their upcoming performance, February 29, 2020 at Chicago's Preston Bradley Center:
Chelsea Hoy is the Associate Artistic Director of Trinity Irish Dance Company, a driving force in the always unfolding future of this completely unique dance company. We asked Chelsea to give us a deeper look inside Trinity Irish Dance Company as we get ready to see them at the Auditorium on February 29th. Here's what she told us.
DancerMusic Editor Kristi Licera recently caught up with Project Bound Dance co-artistic director Emily Loar to learn more about the challenges and triumphs of her many roles with the company, as well as learn more about Bound's decision to partner with Emma Draves for the upcoming split bill performance of "The Nearest Place." Here's what Emily 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.
Trifecta Dance Collective presents the third annual Trifecta Dance Festival January 22-26, 2020, featuring 65 separate works from artists throughout the Midwest, plus the newly added Dance Film Festival. DancerMusic spoke to TDC Co-founders Krissie Odegard-Geye and Carrie Patterson. Here's what they told us about this spectacular 5-day festival:
"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:
Aerial Dance Chicago kicks off its 20th anniversary season with "Road to the Sky" -- a new works program that allows Chicago choreographers the unique opportunity to create work on the artists at ADC using aerial apparatus. Here's what Artistic Director Chloe Jensen told us about how the program was created and more on the dance makers experience in the ADC studios:
Independent choreographers Francesca Baron and Kaela Norwood have teamed up to present their choreographic works in FUSED at Links Hall. Here's what they told us about partnering for this presentation, as well as insights to the works they will be presenting: