Chicago Innovators: PARA.MAR Dance Theatre Forges New Path For Artists

“I saw a lot of careers ending, things drying up and I thought, ‘Well, practice some innovation,’” said Stephanie Martinez, founder of PARA.MAR.

PARA.MAR Dance Theatre Forges New Path For Artists
Stephanie Martinez, artistic director and founder of PARA.MAR Dance Theatre, in rehearsal. Cheryl Mann / Courtesy of PARA.MAR Dance Theatre
PARA.MAR Dance Theatre Forges New Path For Artists
Stephanie Martinez, artistic director and founder of PARA.MAR Dance Theatre, in rehearsal. Cheryl Mann / Courtesy of PARA.MAR Dance Theatre

Chicago Innovators: PARA.MAR Dance Theatre Forges New Path For Artists

“I saw a lot of careers ending, things drying up and I thought, ‘Well, practice some innovation,’” said Stephanie Martinez, founder of PARA.MAR.

When the pandemic shut down performance venues last year, Stephanie Martinez made a bold move: She started a dance company.

Reset learns more about PARA.MAR Dance Theatre and how it strives to offer hope and opportunities to artists and the community.

GUEST: Stephanie Martinez, founder and artistic director of PARA.MAR Dance Theatre