Category Archives: Dancing

The Joffrey Ballet’s “Across the Pond” – Review by Carol Moore

**** Highly Recommended **** When I was a child, I was positive I’d be a prima ballerina one day. The fact that I never had a ballet lesson was irrelevant. Alas, I grew up, and pursued another dream, becoming a writer. I still love ballet, and feel very privileged to be able to write about…

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Winter Wonderland 2018

The Community of St. George cordially invites you to our Winter Wonderland Dinner Dance and Raffle. Saturday, February 3rd 2018 featuring the band Together, an eleven-member band featuring music from pop to rhythm and blues to big band and Latin rock. Entry is $25 which also gets you a delicious Greek Chicken dinner. Cash bar…

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The Joffrey Ballet’s “Anna Karenina” – Review by Carol Moore

**** Highly Recommended **** The Joffrey Ballet’s “Anna Karenina” was quite simply, exquisite. That anyone could condense 864 pages of moody, broody and depressed Russians indulging in inexplicable and/or incomprehensible behavior into a 2½ hour ballet is awe-inspiring. Of course it took a pair of Russians to capture all that passion, all that angst, and…

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The Joffrey Ballet’s Chicago-centric Production of “The Nutcracker” is Magnificent

***** Highly Recommended ***** The Joffrey Ballet’s “Chicago-centric” version of “The Nutcracker”, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, is quite simply 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! The Joffrey Ballet’s production of “The…

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Joffrey’s “Swan Lake” is Exquisite!

**** Highly Recommended **** The Joffrey Ballet’s “Swan Lake” is exquisite – trés magnifique! When I talk about dance companies, it’s frustrating when someone slots the Joffrey into the modern, cutting edge ballet company, and I have to argue that they are equally good at the classical. I’m proven right when they do a classical…

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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Summer Series, “Decadance/Chicago”

It was an absolute pleasure to attend the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Summer Series, “Decadance/Chicago” by Ohad Naharin at the Harris Theatre. The performance was amazing. As always when I watch Hubbard Street, I am in awe of the grace and strength displayed by the entire ensemble. My friend Karen and I had a lovely…

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Lucky Plush “Tab Show” – A Unique Theatrical Dance Experience

The Lucky Plush “Tab Show” was a humorous and colorful theatrical dance work choreographed by Julia Rhoads. The company is committed to something they call a “palpable live-ness” shared by the performers in real time with the audience. Where most dance companies use a musical accompaniment, Lucky Plush often generates their own, with speech and/or…

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Joffrey Ballet’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” is magnificent

**** Highly Recommended **** The Joffrey Ballet’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” is magnificent. If you’re a ballet traditionalist, it might not be the ballet for you. It’s abstract, avant-garde and maybe a bit confusing, but it fascinated me from start to finish. 4 Spotlights The Joffrey Ballet performs “Midsummer Night’s Dream” through May 6th at the…

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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Spring Series, “An Evening of Alejandro Cerrudo”

It was an absolute pleasure to attend the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Spring Series, “An Evening of Alejandro Cerrudo” at the Auditorium Theatre. The performance was amazing. I was in awe of the grace and strength displayed by the entire ensemble. In fact, my friend Helen and I had quite a discussion about whether or…

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“Sweet Tap Chicago” – a Musical Tap Tribute to Chicago

Chicago Tap Theatre is rapidly becoming one of my favorite dance companies in Chicago, so I make sure that the company stays on my radar. By the way, CTT’s rhythm tap is definitely not the tap you’ll see/hear in a Broadway musical like “42nd Street”. The dancers’ shoes are oxford style rather than Mary Jane,…

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