To celebrate the 20th presentation of New Dances, we asked Amy Wilkinson, Jeff Hancock and Joshua Manculich, each with their own rich New Dances history, to tell us about this great series, taking place this year as virtual concerts beginning Saturday, June 20, 2020.
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:
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.
Dance on film can be brilliant, breathtaking, and not-to-be missed, and that's where The In/Motion Dance Film Festival comes in. We asked Executive Director Amy Wilkinson to give us a look inside how the Festival comes together, and what we'll see when we get there on February 22nd. 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:
Still Inspired Season 6 choreographers Laura Thurston, Lizzie MacKenzie, Lauren Blane and Annie Conway each chose a piece of Mary Porterfield's artwork to inspire fresh choreographic works, which are set to hit the stage at the Athenaeum Theater Chicago February 21 & 22, 2020. DancerMusic Editor Kristi Licera recently caught up with Still Inspired Artistic Director and Choreographer Laura Thurston to learn more about this year's program. Here's what she 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:
DancerMusic spoke to Water Street Dance Milwaukee Artistic Director Morgan Williams about his career and how it has shaped his vision for the company and its upcoming performance of "CENTERED" January 5, 2020 at the Marcus Center for Performing Arts. Here's what he told us: