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:
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.
Ballet 5:8 presents "Butterfly" at Chicago's Studebaker Theater Saturday, March 7, 2020. DancerMusic asked Artistic Director Julianna Slager to give us insight into this ballet, inspired by the stories of the Jewish population that lived in the Terezin ghetto during World War II. Here's what she told us:
As you get closer to it, the Milwaukee Ballet's Ballet Russe Reimagined begins to seem more like an ultra HD close-up of a world that could just as easily be right now. We asked Nicole Teague-Howell about what she found as she set out to transform the inspiration of a century past into a new kind of imagining. Here's what she told us:
"Floor Show" is an immersive production that draws inspiration from David Bowie’s music, career, cultural impact, and more. This one-of-a-kind production—part theater, part live music concert, part dance performance—was created by director Jesse Morgan Young in collaboration with lead performer Alex Grelle and music director Liam Kazar. Here's what choreographer Zachary Whittenburg told us about the production:
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.