Editor's Note: Body and soul unite in two upcoming dance performances. Each encourages audiences to re-imagine the body in motion. Lucia Mauro shared her take with Eight Forty-Eight:In dance, the body is a given.
Two upcoming dance performances involve unusual theatrical twists: One takes inspiration from a classic noir film, the other looks to Shakespeare’s Henry V. Both ask whether all is fair in love and war.
Marc Chagall’s paintings, murals and stained-glass windows are full of lively swirling imagery. So it’s no surprising that his work might inspire dance.For WBEZ, dance critic Lucia Mauro provides the details:
The classics of literature, film or ballet earn their keep by remaining fresh and compelling from one generation to the next. Still a contemporary update can sometimes make even a classic more relevant. That’s the case for two dance performances currently on stage in Chicago.
Choreographers work within a whole host of styles. But many are focusing on mixing up dance genres. In some local cases a mix of ballroom, ethnic and post-modern approaches are creating altogether new dance forms.
The internet is proving substantial material for artists trying to come to terms with the pros and cons of technology, and dance is no exception. Two dance performances examine how social media might be reshaping our collective consciousness.