| Aug 21, 2014
| 1:23 PM
The mood was buoyant, the choreography masterful, the dancing accomplished. At any price, Wednesday's performance would have been a winner. At the price of "free," it was astounding. Some heart-swelling civic pride is welcome these days, and the Chicago...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 2:00 PM
"You get some news, and then it's like: OK, all right—it's a new idea, a new thing," says choreographer Kyle Abraham, talking about the turn of events that inspired his Hubbard Street world premiere, commissioned by the Chicago Dancing Festival....
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:57 AM
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has emerged as Mayor Rahm Emanuel's chief antagonist — and as a possible challenger in next year's mayoral election. Yet the bitter rivals have striking similarities. In 2012, Lewis told Chicago magazine:...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:01 PM
CANTON — The Valley Ballet is offering a master class with a professional dancer, Matthew Prescott, who has danced with the Joffrey Ballet and other professional troupes.
The 33-year-old New York artist earned the title of master dancer after a...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:44 PM
In 1883, the company's first year, New York's Metropolitan Opera began to tour. These great overland voyages of ear-pleasing sopranos, colorful tenors and their trunks and accouterments, grew in scope and stature over the early years of the 20th century,...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Felisa Vanoff, dancer, choreographer, producer and patron of the arts, died May 29 after a battle with cancer. She was 89.
Upon returning to New York after studying dance in Mexico City, she joined Charles Weidman's Dance Theatre as lead dancer, gave...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 9:15 AM
Episode 2 of auditions has us in Chicago and Los Angeles.
Last week there weren't any joke auditions - some that were clearly not going to make it, but still had an interesting or heart warming story. And silly dad dancing is fine and not exploitative....
| May 2, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Young dancers lined the Hilton Chicago's Grand Staircase as more than 700 people entered Joffrey Ballet's Spring Gala, presented by its Women's Board on April 25.
Before the gala, themed "We All Speak Dance," guests were treated to an hourlong...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Sixteen-year-old Eleanor Weir held her right leg out in front of her, arched that foot and brought her toes delicately down to the floor, then back up again. She was pretending that the floor was a cat, and she was trying to pet it with her foot.
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Due to last week’s fire at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the Joffrey Ballet’s “Winning Works: Choreographers of Color Awards 2014” has changed its venue, representatives for the company announced on Monday. The...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 3:17 PM
The Orlando Philharmonic has revealed the five finalists hoping to be the orchestra's next music director. Orlando audiences will get a chance to watch them conduct at concerts throughout the 2014-15 season, executive director David Schillhammer said....