There are experiences that are so difficult and so shocking that they make every other problem go pale, and yet almost everybody encounters them at some point, if not personally, through the experience of someone close to them.
Considering how stratified the world of concert dance is, it's hard to pass up the chance to see a company like NoMi Dance Inc, who are at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago on Saturday, November 24. They're presenting <a href=""http://www.nomilamaddance.com/Three_Parts_of_One.html" target="_blank">"three parts of one"</a>, which they describe as "An Evening of Dance in Three Parts", and the program, true to the Company's mission and history, is designed to be both expansive and focused. Considering all of the problems and obstacles that are part of just being an independent dance company, let alone putting together a major show, the willingness to
Manuel Vignoulle definitely knows how to start something new. A new company, a new country, new choreography or new possibilities, it doesn't matter; like a gifted dancer starting a new phrase, he can keep moving through every new beginning.
The program is entitled MOMENTUM, and it promises to be the kind of lush and lucid ride through a uniquely River North landscape that the Company always manages to put together. Lizzie MacKenzie has a really good idea of how they do it.
Chicago Dance Crash brings a lot to a performance, and audiences see it right away.
When Bill Murray told Andie MacDowell at the end of Groundhog Day that "anything different is good" he probably wasn't talking about Jump Rhythm Jazz Project specifically, although if he'd ever seen them perform, he might have mentioned them by name.
Giordano Dance Chicago is celebrating an unbelievable fifty years of being one of the most impressive dance companies anywhere, and as much as it's an incredible milestone for the Company, the significance of the celebration goes way beyond just the Company itself.
Considering how enthusiastic people are about Fernando Melo's choreography, identifying exactly what makes his approach so unique can be surprisingly elusive; his originality can defy description almost as much as it defies expectations.
hicago Repertory Ballet is a new company with a very new perspective, and the careful architecture of ideas that it is built from promise a lot.
As successful as Andy Moor's hit tracks and remixes have been, Zero Point One is an album, a rich, musical album full of different songs, different textures, and different moods.