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Revolution In Motion: Where Dance & Activism Meet

By |November 22nd, 2015|

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar understood AntBoogie’s approach all too well, but she too has seen how the backlash to an artistic response to inequality can burn your project and your company as well. When her pioneering dance organization Urban Bush Women was selected to receive […]

Can You Candombe? and How Argentina Lost Its Roots

By |September 24th, 2015|

I feel shame. Well, a little shame. Why? Because until 5 weeks ago, I had never heard of the dance and tradition of candombe, the Afro-Latino art form unique to Uruguay and the descendants of African slaves in the Southern region of South America. Thankfully […]

That One Time I Met A Living Legend

By |October 7th, 2014|

It’s not every week you get to gaze upon a living legend of the stage and screen in the American Midwest. Sure, Chicago sees its fair share of theater kings and grand dames of the Great White Way, but it never has the same sharp, […]

Alvin Ailey’s Legacy Lights Up Clowes Hall

By |March 21st, 2013|

I’ve enjoyed many brilliant dance performances traveling through the fair Circle City in the last 3 years. I saw Savion Glover at the Carmel Palladium, Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble at the Madame Walker Theatre and Complexions Contemporary Ballet at The Tarkington. So no one […]

… And Fancy Free: Savion Glover's SoLo in TiME

By |April 4th, 2011|

Gregory Hines once said that Savion Glover was the greatest tap dancer who’s ever lived. That may have simply been the highest accolade a mentor could possibly give his protege, but after Friday night’s show, I’m convinced Hines was right. Tony […]