For dancers, injury is especially challenging, because dance requires such a high level of performance to begin with. We asked Solis Acupuncture's Ausra Januseviciute to explain how acupuncture might fit into the health and recovery options for dancers. Here's what she told us.
"Between Gestures" is an extaordinary ten-day event that includes eight performances, four public conversations, four masterclasses and a series of screenings of dance films and documentaries from Europe. We asked Tanguy Accart, Cultural Attaché of the Consulate General of France in Chicago about all of it, and here's what he told us:
d. Sabela Grimes gives DancerMusic an in-depth look at how he designed and continues to design the score that accompanies "ELECTROGYNOUS" and tells us more about the additional components used in the production. Here's what he told us:
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:
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: