Category Archives: Dancing

Hubbard Street Dance – Winter Series, “An Evening of Crystal Pite”

Last time I saw Hubbard Street Dance, I was sitting on the Harris Theatre stage looking out at the entire HSD company sitting in the seats waving at all of us on stage. What a unique experience! So I had some expectations for the HSD Winter Series, “An Evening of Crystal Pite”. HSD was back…

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Chicago’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 provides the Background for “The Nutcracker”

***** Highly Recommended ***** The Joffrey Ballet’s “new” version of “The Nutcracker”, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon is magnificent. By setting “The Nutcracker” against Chicago’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, Wheeldon gave the city a unique gift. I am in awe! Loved everything about “The Nutcracker”. 4 BIG Spotlights! Northwest Indiana note: Kelly Boersma, the new principal…

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Lucky Plush “Rooming House” is Fascinating and Kind of Chaotic

**** Recommended **** Last year I was blown away by “Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of SuperStrip”, a blend of contemporary dance, theater, video and comic book graphics. This year, Lucky Plush, the company that created “SuperStrip”, has an entirely new blend of theater and contemporary dance, “Rooming House”, part of Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series.…

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Dance for the Arts Dance Marathon by Indiana Ballet

Breathing life into our region’s art community. That’s our vision. On November 18th, 2017 Indiana Ballet Theatre (IBT) will hold its first Dance Marathon at the Lake County Fairgrounds in the 4-H building from 11am – 11pm. ! It is no secret that we love dance, and what better way to work together to achieve…

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Pierogi Festival Announces New Changes & New Additions

        For 23 years, Pierogi Fest has delighted attendees with old favorite s and lots of new changes, and this year’s festival will once again exceed attendee expectations. Once again, the festival will serve up massive amounts of food, with more than 80 food booths…one of the largest food festivals in the Midwest!        A…

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Chicago Tap Theatre’s “Changes” hearkens Back to “Flash Gordon”

**** Highly Recommended **** When I saw Chicago Tap Theatre’s fantastical science fiction tap opera, “Changes”, it felt like a time warp, flashing me back to my favorite space hero on TV, Flash Gordon, traveling through the galaxy in his spaceship, fighting cosmic villains.  Everything was there – a hero, a villain, minions, captured/oppressed people,…

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The Joffrey’s “Global Visionaries” features Brilliant Contemporary Ballet

**** Highly Recommended **** When I was a child, I was obsessed with ballet.  I was positive I was going to be a ballerina when I grew up, but alas, I wasn’t any good at it.  As an adult, I’m aware of my limitations, but I still love ballet and so I feel very privileged…

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NWI Spring Car Shows and Festivals

Spend your Summer Weekends celebrating in Northwest Indiana. We guarantee there’s a Festival EVERY WEEKEND WITH TONS OF FAMILY FUN! From Car Shows, ice cream socials to concerts and parades, these events will have you enjoying your summer weekend ! Let us not forget tons of Fireworks,  Art and Craft Fairs AND CRAFT BEER !…

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Chicago Tap Theatre’s “Liaison” was an International Experience!

Although I saw Chicago Tap Company’s incredibly creative “Time Steps”, a story told in dance, last year, I didn’t know much about the company.  Since I was fascinated by their style of tap dance, I decided then that I’d definitely go to see them dance again.  When I got an invitation to see CTT’s “Liaison”,…

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Cinderella Comes to NWI Tuesday April 11th

Indiana Ballet Theatre (IBT) is prepping for a family favorite — Cinderella the ballet at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville. If you’re looking to make memories with family and friends, then you’ll enjoy the classic rags to riches story of Cinderella the ballet.  “Cinderella was IBT’s first full length ballet, and our first performance at…

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