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  • Laurie Garwood named Dancing Festival executive director

    Laurie Garwood named Dancing Festival executive director
    The Chicago Dancing Festival named Laurie Garwood as its new executive director on Tuesday. She assumes the role effective immediately.
  • Joffrey's 'Swan Lake' is set to take wing

     Joffrey's 'Swan Lake' is set to take wing
    "You know, Degas was groundbreaking," says choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. "He painted ballet rehearsal the way it really is: The girls are sweaty, they have a bad back, they're leaning over. They're in their undergarments. He wanted to paint the...

    Corrections and clarifications for Oct. 11, 2014

    In Friday's On the Town section, Ashley Wheater, the artistic director for the Joffrey Ballet, was misidentified as a woman. Wheater is a man. In this week's Good Eating section, a story about using the cheese halloumi to make a meatless burger...

    Joffrey Ballet spends afternoon with 'Swan'

    Joffrey Ballet spends afternoon with 'Swan'
    The Joffrey Ballet Women's Board celebrated the upcoming premiere of the company's "Swan Lake" production with a sold-out luncheon Oct. 1. More than 200 were in attendance at RPM Steak in River North. A highlight was a Q&A conducted by theater/dance...

    Joffrey dancer moves to community outreach

    Joffrey dancer moves to community outreach
    The Joffrey Ballet announced Thursday that Joffrey dancer Erica Lynette Edwards will become the company’s director of community engagement . This new appointment also marks Edwards’ retirement from the stage after 15 years as a ballerina....