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  Joffrey's Chicago-set 'Nutcracker' through Dec. 29

The Joffrey Ballet's reimagined classic, The Nutcracker, by Tony-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, returns to open the holiday season at the historic Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., in performances through Dec. 29. This season's ...


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  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater includes Midwest premieres, Ailey classics

( CHICAGO, IL ) — The Auditorium Theatre announces programming for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's March 4-8, 2020 performances in Chicago, featuring Midwest premieres and Ailey classics. The company gives the Midwest premiere to three ...


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  Deeply Rooted hires managing director

Deeply Rooted Productions ( DRP ), the umbrella organization of Deeply Rooted Dance Theater ( DRDT ), has appointed Jacquelyn Smiley Robinson as managing director. She joins a leadership team that includes Co-Founder/Creative Director Kevin Iega ...


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  Joffrey performing Chicago-set 'Nutcracker'

The Joffrey Ballet's reimagined classic, The Nutcracker, by Tony-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, returns to open the holiday season at the historic Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., in 29 performances Nov. 30-Dec. 29. This ...


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  Chicago Dancemakers Forum Launches International Initiative, Two Fall Events

CHICAGO, IL, 10/15/2019 Images Available Here. - Chicago Dancemakers Forum's new CrossHatch Initiative promotes artistic growth for dancemaking artists and builds connections for, and awareness of, Chicago dance internationally. With opportunities for Chicago dancemakers in 2019 ...


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  Auditorium commissions Michelle Dorrance work for Trinity Irish Dance Company

( CHICAGO, IL — The Auditorium Theatre announces the commission of American Traffic, a new work for Trinity Irish Dance Company ( TIDC ) created by acclaimed tap dancer, choreographer, and MacArthur "Genius Grant" recipient Michelle ...


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  'Body Political' revue to take place Oct. 12

The Body Political—described as "a semi-annual burlesque and variety show that confronts social myths about the body through personal stories of resistance and reclamation"—will take place Saturday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. at the Greenhouse Theater, ...


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  Ooh La La Burlesque & Variety Show to benefit Center on Addison

Chicago, IL — We are thrilled to announce our upcoming fundraising event for Center on Addison, the social and residential center for LGBTQ seniors at Center on Halsted. The "Ooh La La Burlesque & Variety Show: ...


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  Chicago performers 'Dance for Life' in annual showcase

Patrons of the arts gathered Aug. 17 in the South Loop for the 28th Dance for Life benefit performance. Dancers from six different organizations, including regulars Giordano Dance Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and the Joffrey ...


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  Illinois Gay Rodeo Association presents Rodeo Round Town

The Illinois Gay Rodeo Association presents Rodeo Round Town, a three-day series of events throughout Chicago, continuing the tradition of the annual Windy City Rodeo, which drew rodeo fans from all across the nation. The rootin'-tootin' ...


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  New Dance for Life director named

Fewer than three weeks before Dance for Life is slated to take place, the organization announced the appointment of Kesha M Pate as executive director. Pate previously operated her own firm, Ahsek Media, offering consulting and ...


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  Dance event 'Rampage' in Chicago on Aug. 11

Rival Productions ( Milwaukee ) and CircuitMom Productions ( Chicago ) are collaborating to present "Rampage"—a new performance and dance event dedicated to the presentation of female identified, transgender and non-binary artistry—on Sunday, Aug. 11, at ...


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  'Doing Fine' dance event Aug. 22-Sept. 8

Culminating a year-long research process, Joanna Furnans will premiere Doing Fine—a new full-length dance performance over three weekends Aug. 22-Sept. 8. All performances are at 2 p.m. at the grey space, 1803 W. Byron St., #104. ...


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  Pacheco named new Links Hall ED

The Links Hall board of directors announced that Stephanie Pacheco is its new executive director, effective Aug. 5. Pacheco will lead Links' operations, programmatic vision, and oversee fundraising, staffing and board engagement. She comes to Links ...


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  'Dance Divas' Aug. 4-5 at Baton's new site

Dance for Life Chicago is presenting Dance Divas "Bright Lights, Big Cities" a party and performance Sunday, August 4 at 6 p.m. and Monday, August 5 at 7 and 9 p.m. at the Baton Show Lounge, ...


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  Chicago Dancemakers Forum awards and benefit July 11

CHICAGO, IL, June 11 — Chicago Dancemakers Forum celebrates the ten 2019 Awardees: Anjal Chande, Keyierra Collins, Reginald Cosper Jr. aka Sirr Tmo, Jane Jerardi, Mitsu Salmon, Vershawn Sanders-Ward, Marceia L. Scruggs, Darling Shear, Connie Shiau, ...


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  "Stonewall50: Back to the Wall" celebration to capture essence of Stonewall

Chicago DJ Marc Moder has been since last year collaborating a Pride weekend event that is both an "informative and reverential" celebration of the 1969 Stonewall uprising. "We want to speak to a generation that was ...


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  Details for 'Dance for Life' set

Dance for Life—which mobilizes Chicago's dance community by raising funds through dance—announced updated program information for its annual benefit performance, taking place Saturday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m. at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. ...


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  Volta, Cirque du Soleil

Writer & Director: Bastien Alexandre At: South of Soldier Field ( LSD at 18th Street ). Tickets: cirquedusoleil/com/usa/Chicago/volta; $49-$290. Runs through: July 6 In 1984, Cirque du Soleil reinvented the circus by eliminating animals, sideshows, name ...


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  SUMMER DANCE FEATURE Ballet to boogie: Summer dance in Chicago

By Johnny Nevin, Kristi Licera and Jonathan Abarbanel

Over the last 35 years, Chicago has developed into one helluva dance town, and things don't slow down in the summer as some dance events move outdoors, just as theater performances do. The chronological listings below ...


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  Bordowitz, 'Nureyev' at Siskel in May

Two May events at the Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., focus on members of the LGBT community. On Friday, May 17, at 7 p.m., artist/activist/professor Gregg Bordowitz will present two films: the 1989 Marlon ...


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  'Queer Prom' at Center on May 10

Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., is hosting the 2019 Queer Prom ( theme: "Midnight in Paris" ) for LGBTQ youth on Friday, May 10, 5-8 p.m., on the building's third floor. The annual prom ...


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  Pose, series focusing on ball culture, begins season June 11

Pose is a drama spotlighting the legends, icons and ferocious house mothers of New York's underground ball culture, a movement that first gained notice in the late 1980s. Making television history, Pose features the largest cast ...


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  Deeply Rooted dance showcase May 11-12

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater ( DRDT ) is putting the spotlight on its cross-generational movement-education programs by hosting a dance-education showcase May 11-12 at St. Benedict the African Parish, 6550 S. Harvard Ave. The performance will ...


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  Newberry dance exhibit running through July 6

A new exhibition at the Newberry Library, entitled "The Legacy of Chicago Dance," surveys the history of the city's vibrant dance community, showing how distinct dance styles not only co-existed but often converged in unexpected and ...


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  DANCE Chicago academy's spring event celebrates Alvin Ailey's legacy

The high school hallway is quiet. There is nobody standing at the gray lockers, reading in a corner or chatting by the water fountain. The white walls are lined with old, black and white photographs of ...


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  DANCE UK choreographers take leap 'Across the Pond'

The Joffrey Ballet's spring program finally arrives at the end of April, with three out and proud choreographers' work and two world premieres. Titled "Across the Pond", this project mixes all three pieces in one incredible ...


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  BOOKS Queer scholar profiles Chicago house music

When Micah E. Salkind was a teenager in Kansas, he found the music that would change his life. "I went to raves and would hear Chicago house music," said the queer scholar, whose first book Do ...


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  Dance for Life, See Chicago Dance changing leadership

Dance for Life Chicago ( DFL )—which mobilizes Chicago's dance community by raising funds to support dance professionals facing critical health issues—has announced that Executive Director Phil Reynolds is resigning from his position, effective May 31. ...


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  The Joffrey Ballet Announces 2018-19 Season

February 12, 2018 ( Chicago )— Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, proudly announces an impressive 2018-19 season featuring the world premiere of Yuri Possokhov's historic reimagining of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel, Anna Karenina, ...


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  DANCE Events will celebrate Joel Hall's 70th birthday

Joel Hall Dancers & Center ( JHDC ) will hold two free events to honor the 70th birthday of Artistic Director Emeritus Joel Hall. —There will be a master class and legacy event Friday, April 19, ...


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  Dance for Life Chicago announces 2019 lineup for Aug. 17 event

Dance for Life Chicago announces a lineup of popular companies and artists returning to the stage Aug. 17 at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., Chicago. Dance for Life, which mobilizes Chicago's dance ...


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  Winifred Haun & Dancers to present Spring Open Rehearsal March 31

Chicago — Winifred Haun & Dancers will present the 7th annual Spring Open Rehearsal on March 31 at Hubbard St. Dance Center. This event will showcase the latest works made by Company artists: Solomon Bowser, Ariel ...


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  Duncan receives arts academy award

On Feb. 9, longtime choreographer/teacher Randy Duncan was honored with The Chicago Academy for the Arts Faculty Legacy Award during the Academy Showcase at The Athenaeum Theatre. In addition, Mayor Rahm Emanuel proclaimed Feb. 9 ( ...


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  'Hedwig' tour at Athenaeum Feb. 22

John Cameron Mitchell—the Tony-winning, Golden Globe-nominated co-creator of Hedwig & the Angry Inch—will bring his rock spectacle to the United States for the first time, a press release noted. For four exclusive engagements, Mitchell and his ...


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  About Face Theatre Plans Wonka Ball, Disco Inferno April 12

CHICAGO ( January 21, 2019 ) — Be a queen of the dance floor this spring at About Face Theatre's annual gala and Chicago's hottest party: WONKA BALL: Disco Inferno on Friday, April 12, 2019 at ...


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  Yanis Marshall dance class Feb. 1

Choreographer/dancer Yanis Marshall will teach an exclusive street jazz and heels dance workshop to a limited number of dancers. The class will take place Friday, Feb. 1, at Lou Conte Dance Studio at Hubbard Street Dance, ...


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  Hubbard Street, Malpaso Dance Company on stage at Auditorium Theatre in March

( CHICAGO, IL ) Two internationally-renowned and innovative contemporary dance companies, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Malpaso Dance Company, share the Auditorium Theatre's landmark stage on March 2 and 3, 2019 as part of the theatre's ...


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  Broadway's Corey Cott, Mikaela Bennett to lead Lyric Opera's West Side Story

CHICAGO ( January 9, 2019 )—Acclaimed Broadway performer Corey Cott and rising star Mikaela Bennett will headline Lyric Opera of Chicago's premiere of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's groundbreaking American musical West Side Story, presented fromMay ...


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  Book chronicles local gay disco scene

The new book Dugan's Bistro and the Legend of the Bearded Lady, by author/activist/grassroots historian Owen Keehnen, is a folklore-bio of the local disco era—a time that was key in the evolution of Chicago's LGBT community. ...


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  Bowie Ball, David Bowie's 72nd Birthday, Jan. 10

Heaven Malone & A Queer Pride Present BOWIE BALL, David Bowie's 72nd Birthday, on Thursday, Jan 10, at Berlin Nightclub, 954 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60657 from 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Ages 21 and over. It's ...


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  Deeply Rooted Dance Theater has new site, leadership changes

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater ( DRDT ) has announced significant funding support from the Reva & David Logan Foundation and the Arts Work Fund to support institutional capacity building that will facilitate the first steps of ...


Hedwig-Dances-dance-theater-ensemble-to-present-Sea-Level-Aboce-and-Below

  Hedwig Dances dance theater ensemble to present Sea Level: Aboce and Below

Chicago, IL - Hedwig Dances, a Chicago-based contemporary dance theater ensemble, known for its theatricality and originality, presents SEA LEVEL: Above and Below, two premiere works by emerging Cuban-born choreographers, Hedwig company members Taimy Ramos and ...


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  Joffrey Ballet to premiere reimagining of Anna Karenina

( CHICAGO, IL ) As the centerpiece of its 2018-19 season, The Joffrey Ballet proudly announces the world premiere of Yuri Possokhov's historic reimagining of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel, Anna Karenina, considered the greatest literature ever ...


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  'Unicorn Ball' Dec. 15 at The Shapiro

The 2018 Unicorn Ball—Brave Space Alliance's largest annual fundraiser—will take place Saturday, Dec. 15, at 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at The Shapiro Ballroom, 1612 W. Chicago Ave. This has been called the official queer "coming out" party ...


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  Stomp

By: Luke Cresswell and Steve MacNicholas At: Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St.. Tickets: BroadwayInChicago.com; $39-$84. Runs through: Dec. 30 Stomp is a symphony of sound made out of items stretching from ...


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  Hyde Park has the season's biggest, coolest Nutcracker

By Sheri Flanders

The holiday season is here, which means ( among other things ) the arrival of The Nutcracker, the ubiquitous holiday classic staged by dance companies around the world. Beloved as Tchaikovsky's popular music may be, bringing ...


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  10 Questions with Vic Featuring Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul is a rare superstar. Despite her remarkable career, immense talents and global popularity, she is as accessible as she is iconic, as sweet in person as she is on TV, and as authentic as ...


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  Joffrey's 'Swan Lake' draws on Degas, backstage drama

Swan Lake may evoke thoughts of feathers, tutus and Natalie Portman. In 2014, the Joffrey Ballet set out to change that—and ended up with a hit. This year, Oct. 17-28, the Joffrey revives its production of ...


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  Joffrey's 'Swan Lake' draws on Degas, backstage drama

Swan Lake may evoke thoughts of feathers, tutus and Natalie Portman. In 2014, the Joffrey Ballet set out to change that—and ended up with a hit. This year, Oct. 17-28, the Joffrey revives its production of ...


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  Joffrey Ballet names winners of choreographic competition

CHICAGO — November 14, 2018 — The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the recipients of the ninth annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition: Tommie-Waheed Evans, Marissa Osato, Xiang Xu and Edgar ...


Unicorn-Ball-Dec-15-at-The-Shapiro

  'Unicorn Ball' Dec. 15 at The Shapiro

The 2018 Unicorn Ball—Brave Space Alliance's largest annual fundraiser—will take place Saturday, Dec. 15, at 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at The Shapiro Ballroom, 1612 W. Chicago Ave. This has been called the official queer "coming out" party ...


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  Volledig, Emptied of Shame, Full of Life, Nov. 29 through Dec. 1

Chicago, IL — Volledig: Emptied of Shame: Full of Life represents the stories of the artists in this project — what they experienced living through the AIDS Crisis, how they survived it, and how they are ...


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  LGBT HISTORY Tea With No Shade

Tea With No Shade By Rebecca Huff

A gloomy, rainy Sunday in September couldn't stop what was originally planned as an outdoor tea dance among the trees and fountains of Washington Park in Cincinnati. The gay tradition, revived last year in Ohio by ...


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  LGBT HISTORY Legendary Maurice Hines talks seven decades of keeping toes tapping

Out dancer, performer, choreographer and actor Maurice Hines has been in show business since he was 5 years old, which means almost 70 years in the game. A New York City native, Hines has seen and ...


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  So You Think You Can Dance Live tour in Chicago Oct. 29

The So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018 tour, based on the Fox dance-competition show, will stop at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., on Monday, Oct. 29. Among other people, the concert features ...


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  Swan Lake

Composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky At Joffrey Ballet at The Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy.; 312-386-8905; Joffrey.org; $35-$195. Runs through: Oct. 28 A story of magic, mystery and an impossible love bourrées onto the stage ...


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  HedwigDances Futura World premiere begins Nov. 1

Hedwig Dances choreographer and artistic director Jan Bartoszek has taken the company's reputation as an interdisciplinary creative force to new heights in her latest collaborative work. Futura applies principles of the Bauhaus modernist art movement to ...


Joffreys-Swan-Lake-draws-on-Degas-backstage-drama

  Joffrey's 'Swan Lake' draws on Degas, backstage drama

Swan Lake may evoke thoughts of feathers, tutus and Natalie Portman. In 2014, the Joffrey Ballet set out to change that—and ended up with a hit. This year, Oct. 17-28, the Joffrey revives its production of ...


Twelve-Chicago-based-LGBTQ-performing-arts-organizations-to-perform-together

  Twelve Chicago-based LGBTQ+ performing arts organizations to perform together

CHICAGO, October 11, 2018 — Chicago Gay Men's Chorus celebrates 35 years of making music with their upcoming holiday show 35th Anniversary Holiday Hullabaloo. The chorus will be joined by 11 additional Chicago-based LGBTQ+ performing arts ...


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  The Buttcracker: A Nutcracker Burlesque

Jaq Seifert of ( sub )version productions is proud to announce the return of, THE BUTTCRACKER: A NUTCRACKER BURLESQUE© at its new location: REGGIES MUSIC JOINT, 2105 S. State Street , November 28th, December 5th, 12th ...


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  Joffrey Ballet opens season with Christopher Wheeldon's Swan Lake

CHICAGO ( September 6, 2018 ) — On the heels of the highest grossing season in its history, The Joffrey Ballet opens 2018-2019 with the much-anticipated return of Christopher Wheeldon's Swan Lake, which became an audience-favorite ...


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  See Chicago Dance gala Sept. 25

See Chicago Dance ( SCD )—the dance industry's nonprofit marketing and advocacy organization—will host its fourth annual gala Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6 -10 p.m., at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St. The event will celebrate Chicago's ...


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  FALL DANCE PREVIEW Flamenco, swans and Sri Lankan devils

Can you smell the intermingling of chalky rosin and glistening sweat? That means one thing: It's time to put that tingle back in your fingers and feet! Here, the top dance concert and events to see ...


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  Power ball, gala honors influential duo

See Chicago Dance ( SCD ) will celebrate a banner year at its 2018 annual gala. Among other unprecedented changes under the spotlight at the September 25 event: SCD will honor not one but two dance-world ...


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  Jamaican trans event Sept. 7

The Jamaican Fruit & Flowers Arts Experience will take place Friday, Sept. 7, 7-10 p.m., at 5400 S. Pulaski Rd. The event will spotlight Jamaican-American transgender men Armani Dee ( an artist, author and mentor ) ...


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  TV Choreographer-dancer Travis Wall on 'Dance' series, being out

It's hard to believe that the Fox show So You Think You Can Dance is about to end its 15th season. Travis Wall has been there almost from the beginning. Wall—who was born and raised in ...


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  World Premiere of Hedwig Dances Futura November 1,2, and 3, 2018

Hedwig Dances choreographer and artistic director Jan Bartoszek has taken the company's 33 years' plus reputation as an interdisciplinary creative force to new heights in her latest collaborative work. Futura applies principles of the Bauhaus modernist ...


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  Auditorium hosts 27th annual Dance for Life

For its 27th annual event, Dance for Life Chicago presented a diverse group of companies and artists performing Aug. 18, at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Joining the partner dance companies that perform each year—Giordano ...


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  Dance for Life continues to celebrate life, honoring those who have passed

In the darkest days of the 1980s, Chicago's dance community was gamely pirouetting through a Giselle-mist insufficiently shrouding the HIV/AIDS tragedy, dancers involuntarily reaching for partners who could never lift them again. There was no ignoring ...


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  DANCE Revolutionary steps, dancers point past the binary

Chicago is not lacking queer spaces in the arts, and that includes dance and performance art. Now in its ninth season, the Fly Honey Show remains a highly anticipated staple on the annual dance calendar. A ...


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  Joel Hall's new leader Jacqueline Sinclair takes steps to continue the work

By Aaron Hunt

"I'm house-hunting today!" Jacqueline Sinclair giggled to Windy City Times over the phone. She's not your average house hunter. The newly named Artistic Director of the Joel Hall Dancers is looking to move the the company ...


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  Dance for Life 2018 names companies

For its 27th annual event, Dance for Life Chicago presents a diverse group of companies and artists performing Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. Joining the partner dance ...


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  DIFFA/Chicago marks 30th anniversary

Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS ( DIFFA )/Chicago marked its 30th anniversary June 9 with a gala, "DIFFA XXX," at the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. At this event, the organization honored Lori ...


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  Back Lot Bash, fifteen years and still going strong

Despite having full-time jobs, the dynamic duo of Amie Klujian and Christina Wiesmore-Roberts have put on the famed lesbian-focused yet all-inclusive Back Lot Bash for 15 years, and don't plan to quit anytime soon. Held initially ...







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