- Perception Is Reality: A Preview of the Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg’s “The Pygmalion Effect” at the Auditorium Theatre Boris Eifman reimagines this antiquated tale through his unique, sensationalistic style of psychological ballet theater that philosophizes about the complex, emotional realities of human existence.
- Their Future is Our Future: A&A Ballet Presents an Art Deco Nutcracker and Trains the Next Generation of Ballet Dancers The Studebaker provides a unique stage for A&A's vision: one large enough to put up a spectacle of scenic design and a massive cast, while intimate enough a house to afford every audience member a view of facial expressions and movement nuances without use of opera glasses.
- Art Should Be First: Meet Michael and Mona Heath, Patron Saints of Chicago Storefront Theater "We have no children and no relatives we trust with money, so at a certain age we were thinking about what [our] legacy is and our bequest to the future."
- Ballet's Happy Sea Change The Joffrey Ballet’s “Winning Works” program this weekend at the Harold Washington Library Center is a window into the future of ballet… and the view is inspiring. The program, now in its seventh year, pairs winners of the Joffrey’s choreographic ALAANA award (acronym: African, Latino(a), Asian, Arab and Native American), with young dancers from the Joffrey Studio Company and Academy…
- Tradition Reimagined: A Review of the Joffrey Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” at the Auditorium Theatre Christopher Wheeldon’s well-crafted choreography is framed by theatrical sets which, while minimalistic in design, use projection and lighting to conjure a sense of depth and scale that is both literally and figuratively larger than life.
- Of Ballet and Bondage: a review of Brendan Fernandes's The Master and Form at the Graham Foundation Fernandes’s show, an installation and performance project in collaboration with design firm Norman Kelley and the Joffrey Ballet Academy is a quietly elegant look at the pleasure of pain in the name of perfection.