When Visceral Dance presents their Fall Engagement their audience will see the way that the dynamic balance of a constantly moving organization can fill a stage with dance. We asked Executive Director Dawn Stanislaw to share a little of what goes into putting all of this together. Here's what she told us:
Choreographer Shannon Alvis had the opportunity to explore her heritage and embark on a collaborative creative process with the artists at Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre. Here's what she told us about creating her latest work, "A Place Between Earth and Sky":
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:
In part two of our coverage of Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival, we asked Co-Founder and Producer Melissa Mallinson about the community of artists that the festival has brought together over the last ten years. Here's what she told us:
This year Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary season. With so much to share and celebrate in this monumental season, we talked to co-founders Nicole Gifford and Melissa Mallinson in a special two part interview. Here's part one, featuring Nicole Gifford. Here's what she told us:
Cattywampus Dance Artistic Director Abby Williams Chin is getting ready to debut her latest evening-length work, "If/Then," which gives audiences the power to decide how they experience the journey of a single character. Here's what she told us about this innovative evening of dance:
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.
With new works from Shannon Alvis, Rebecca Lemme, Anna Long, Lizzie MacKenzie, Jacqueline Stewart, Jessica Miller Tomlinson, and Chicago Repertory Ballet, Dancing to Dream promises to be one of the years most imaginative dance concerts. We asked Dancing to Dream's Jacqueline Stewart about her dream to make this all happen. Here's what she told us:
Chicago Dance Crash performs in "Lil Pine Nut" at Chicago's Ruth Page Center for the Arts, adding to they're rich history of telling evening-length stories with a brilliant fusion of styles from hip-hop to contemporary. We asked Crash Rehearsal Director KC Bevis all about, and here's what she told us:
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.