Lots of children go to their first ballet during the holiday season and generally that means they see "The Nutcracker." But if you want to mix it up a bit, this year you’ve got some options!Two local dance companies are performing unconventional takes on the holiday dance tradition.
Whether you’re a soldier or a civilian, home and food are comforting thoughts. Eight Forty-Eight dance contributor Lucia Mauro previews two dances that explore those items in fresh, abstract and wholly unexpected ways.Breakbone Dance Co.
Two progressive dance companies have joined forces to find a deeper language in the everyday movements and vagaries of life. Eight Forty-Eight Dance Critic Lucia Mauro has all the details in her review. Performances:Walking...DrifitingFriday, Nov. 5 and Friday Nov.
Much of Japanese dance is deeply rooted in tradition. But some forms evolved in a more radical direction. Now two upcoming dance performances in Chicago boldly merge past and present forms. For WBEZ, dance critic Lucia Mauro has this report.