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Chicago Dance Performances

Alvin Ailey at the Auditorium Theater - The Celebration Continues

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The 125 Anniversary celebration of Chicago's illustrious Auditorium Theater continued last month with a two-week residency of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. And boy was I ready.

Silence: The Absence of Sound?

Nora Younkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Nora Younkin

The use of silence and stillness is nothing new to concert dance. It has been used for decades, often for the very purpose of subverting audience expectations. It has the power to draw our attention to our breath, to our body, and to our impulses.

The Focus on Chicago As a Dance Hub Returns With Major Anniversaries for Two Ground Breaking Companies

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 05.08.2013 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

Just on the heels of the Paris Opera Ballet and the Hamburg Ballet opening their U.S tours in Chicago after long hiatuses, two major Chicago dance companies are celebrating big anniversaries.

Not Your Momma's Saturday Night

Nora Younkin | Posted 03.20.2013 | Chicago
Nora Younkin

Two tickets to the ballet and a fine dining experience sounds like a great night in a Frommer's guide or penciled in your rich aunt's pocket calendar, but let's face it: Sounds a little stuffy and expensive, doesn't it?

Moving to a Different Modus Operandi

Nora Younkin | Posted 04.17.2012 | Chicago
Nora Younkin

In reflection upon my final semester, I find it relevant to discuss the intersection between dance training and professional performance and what it means to the Chicago audience.