| Feb 16, 2012
| 9:06 AM
Wayne McGregor's "Infra," now getting its U.S. premiere via the Joffrey Ballet, is a beautifully abstract work laced with carefully calculated doses of drama, brief images of pain and anguish, that transform it into deeply moving art.
The 2008 work...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 5:18 AM
Jennifer Hudson surprised the crowd on hand for Rachelle Ferrell’s show at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire Saturday when she joined the jazz singer/songwriter on stage for an impromptu duet.
Apparently most of the crowd was unaware Hudson was in...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 8:54 AM
The Goodman Theatre's fall benefit featured John Logan's Tony Award-winning "Red," directed by Robert Falls, a Goodman artistic director. The season-opening party drew 430 people to the Modern Wing at the Art Institute for cocktails and dinner before...
| Nov 10, 2011
Our last "Problem? No Problem!" inspired even more suggestions and emails. We've gathered a few more stories about people who saw a need or faced a challenge, and created a solution. Here's how they made a difference.
—Jenniffer Weigel, Tribune...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 2:05 PM
If real-life holiday drama has you down — or you simply want to take a break from the fun-but-hectic festivities and relax — we’ve got a list that you can check twice, filled with shows both naughty and nice. Traditional to irreverent,...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 7:40 AM
Students of the Red Chair School of Performing Arts have been accepted to summer intensive ballet programs across the United States and for the first time, one Red Chair student is going to Russia.
Those accepted are Elizabeth Briggs, Ryan Sinton,...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 7:47 PM
The Irvine Barclay Theatre's contemporary dance series whirls on with "Southland Ballet Academy: Summer Ballet Intensive Performance" and "Festival Ballet Theatre: Gala of the Stars."
Summer Ballet Intensive features final performances from Southland...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 7:54 AM
Six of the city's top dance companies came together to perform for the annual "Dance for Life" benefit at the Auditorium Theatre Aug. 18. The evening began with a reception at the Hilton Chicago where more than 2,500 supporters turned out for a night to...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 7:23 PM
By now, the title isn't even a question: Yes, Tiffany Maher can dance.
Maher, of Plantation, moved into the finals of the Fox TV show "So You Think You Can Dance" Wednesday night, as her mother and sister watched live in Los Angeles and her father...
| Sep 29, 2012
For those of us not blessed with the footwork of Fred Astaire, the notion of taking a dance class might not appeal. But Alice Alyse, a dancer and choreographer who is the artistic director of Joffrey Ballet West and Joffrey Ballet South, says that even...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 8:46 AM
The Joffrey Ballet's Women's Board presented its seventh annual Couture & Cocktails on Sept. 28 at the new McGrath Acura dealership on North Elston Avenue. Overlooking the Chicago River, the dramatic space provided the perfect backdrop for this...