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  Bolshoi Ballet June performance at Auditorium Theatre postponed

The Bolshoi Ballet's performances of Swan Lake at the Auditorium Theatre, originally scheduled for June 10-14, have been postponed as a result of COVID-19. The Auditorium Theatre is working closely with the company to schedule new ...


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  Hyde Park's 'Amira' March 28-29

Hyde Park School of Dance ( HPSD ) celebrates its home base and its hometown of Chicago with the return of its original work Amira: A Chicago Cinderella Story. Performances are March 28-29 at Mandel Hall ...


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  Cerqua Rivera Dance holding sneak preview April 16

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre is building on the momentum from its 20th anniversary ( in 2019 ) by launching three brand new art works and engaging with audiences across Chicago. The company will kick off its ...


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  NUNN ON ONE DANCE James B. Whiteside on drag, ballet and being with Milk

American Ballet Theatre is returning to the Auditorium Theatre to celebrate an 80th anniversary. One of the pieces brought to life is Twyla Tharp's Deuce Coupe that was first performed by ABT in 2019 and now ...


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  Rebuild Foundation to collaborate with Po'Chop

CHICAGO —Rebuild Foundation, the arts, education and cultural development organization committed to transforming urban communities, announced today that Jenn Freeman, acclaimed Chicago-based performance artist otherwise known as Po'Chop, will be the 2020 Chicago Dancemakers Forum Artist ...


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  Joffrey Ballet announces 2020-2021 season

February 18, 2020 ( Chicago )— Ashley Wheater MBE, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, proudly announces the Company's 2020-2021 inaugural season at Lyric Opera House, featuring a ballet masterpiece from legendary ...


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  About Face Theatre to host Wonka Ball: Silver and Gold May 30 UPDATE

UPDATE Postponed. See http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/About-Face-Theatres-Wonka-Ball-postponed-/68302.html . CHICAGO ( February 10, 2020 )— Dress up to get down at Wonka Ball, About Face Theatre's annual benefit gala and Chicago's most glamorous party. Kicking off Pride Month 2020 with ...


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  Joffrey's 'Racing' Feb. 12-23

For its winter engagement, The Joffrey Ballet will present The Times Are Racing, a mixed repertory program featuring choreography from four artists. There will be the Chicago premiere of Justin Peck's 2017 ballet for which the ...


Chicago-LGBTQ-icon-dance-group-co-founder-Troy-Winston-dies

  Chicago LGBTQ icon/dance group co-founder Troy Winston dies

By Carrie Maxwell Imported Taste dance group co-founder and LGBTQ icon Troy Winston died Dec. 26, 2019 due to congestive heart failure. He was 56. Winston was born June 15, 1963, on the South Side of ...


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  The Queer Landscape, Chicago Danztheatre presents performance on LGBTQ+ identity

CHICAGO ( January 6th, 2020 ) - Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble is pleased to announce the third installment of its 2019-20 Art & Activism Performance Series, THE QUEER LANDSCAPE, an evening of live performance, art, and poetry ...


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  Alvin Ailey company in Chicago in March

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will perform at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., on March 4-8, featuring Midwest premieres and Ailey classics. Among other items, the company will perform the Midwest ...


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  Joffrey Presents 'The Times Are Racing,' A Mixed Rep Program

January 9, 2020 ( Chicago ) — For its winter engagement, The Joffrey Ballet presents The Times Are Racing, a mixed repertory program featuring choreography from four of the most influential artists working today, including the ...


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  Bowie Ball celebrates with drag and dance Jan. 10

Heaven Malone and A Queer Pride will present "Bowie Ball: David Bowie's Birthday" Friday, Jan. 10, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., at Le Nocturne, 4810 N. Broadway. Lucy Stoole will be mistress of ceremonies. Mick Douch, Ari Gato, ...


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  Queen Elizabeth honors Joffrey director

Ashley Wheater, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet and a British native, has been appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire ( MBE ) by Her Majesty ...


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  Steppenwolf Theatre Company to present Dance Nation

CHICAGO ( December 16, 2019 ) — Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Chicago premiere production Pulitzer Prize FinalistDance Nation by Clare Barron, directed and choreographed by Lee Sunday Evans. Steppenwolf's production features ensemble members Audrey Francis ( The ...


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  Joffrey's Chicago-set 'Nutcracker' through Dec. 29

The Joffrey Ballet's reimagined classic, The Nutcracker, by Tony-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, returns to open the holiday season at the historic Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., in performances through Dec. 29. This season's ...


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  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater includes Midwest premieres, Ailey classics

( CHICAGO, IL ) — The Auditorium Theatre announces programming for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's March 4-8, 2020 performances in Chicago, featuring Midwest premieres and Ailey classics. The company gives the Midwest premiere to three ...


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  Deeply Rooted hires managing director

Deeply Rooted Productions ( DRP ), the umbrella organization of Deeply Rooted Dance Theater ( DRDT ), has appointed Jacquelyn Smiley Robinson as managing director. She joins a leadership team that includes Co-Founder/Creative Director Kevin Iega ...


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  Joffrey performing Chicago-set 'Nutcracker'

The Joffrey Ballet's reimagined classic, The Nutcracker, by Tony-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, returns to open the holiday season at the historic Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., in 29 performances Nov. 30-Dec. 29. This ...


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  Chicago Dancemakers Forum Launches International Initiative, Two Fall Events

CHICAGO, IL, 10/15/2019 Images Available Here. - Chicago Dancemakers Forum's new CrossHatch Initiative promotes artistic growth for dancemaking artists and builds connections for, and awareness of, Chicago dance internationally. With opportunities for Chicago dancemakers in 2019 ...


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  Auditorium commissions Michelle Dorrance work for Trinity Irish Dance Company

( CHICAGO, IL — The Auditorium Theatre announces the commission of American Traffic, a new work for Trinity Irish Dance Company ( TIDC ) created by acclaimed tap dancer, choreographer, and MacArthur "Genius Grant" recipient Michelle ...


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  'Body Political' revue to take place Oct. 12

The Body Political—described as "a semi-annual burlesque and variety show that confronts social myths about the body through personal stories of resistance and reclamation"—will take place Saturday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. at the Greenhouse Theater, ...


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  Ooh La La Burlesque & Variety Show to benefit Center on Addison

Chicago, IL — We are thrilled to announce our upcoming fundraising event for Center on Addison, the social and residential center for LGBTQ seniors at Center on Halsted. The "Ooh La La Burlesque & Variety Show: ...


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  Chicago performers 'Dance for Life' in annual showcase

Patrons of the arts gathered Aug. 17 in the South Loop for the 28th Dance for Life benefit performance. Dancers from six different organizations, including regulars Giordano Dance Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and the Joffrey ...


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  Illinois Gay Rodeo Association presents Rodeo Round Town

The Illinois Gay Rodeo Association presents Rodeo Round Town, a three-day series of events throughout Chicago, continuing the tradition of the annual Windy City Rodeo, which drew rodeo fans from all across the nation. The rootin'-tootin' ...


New-Dance-for-Life-director-named

  New Dance for Life director named

Fewer than three weeks before Dance for Life is slated to take place, the organization announced the appointment of Kesha M Pate as executive director. Pate previously operated her own firm, Ahsek Media, offering consulting and ...


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  Dance event 'Rampage' in Chicago on Aug. 11

Rival Productions ( Milwaukee ) and CircuitMom Productions ( Chicago ) are collaborating to present "Rampage"—a new performance and dance event dedicated to the presentation of female identified, transgender and non-binary artistry—on Sunday, Aug. 11, at ...


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  'Doing Fine' dance event Aug. 22-Sept. 8

Culminating a year-long research process, Joanna Furnans will premiere Doing Fine—a new full-length dance performance over three weekends Aug. 22-Sept. 8. All performances are at 2 p.m. at the grey space, 1803 W. Byron St., #104. ...


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  Pacheco named new Links Hall ED

The Links Hall board of directors announced that Stephanie Pacheco is its new executive director, effective Aug. 5. Pacheco will lead Links' operations, programmatic vision, and oversee fundraising, staffing and board engagement. She comes to Links ...


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  'Dance Divas' Aug. 4-5 at Baton's new site

Dance for Life Chicago is presenting Dance Divas "Bright Lights, Big Cities" a party and performance Sunday, August 4 at 6 p.m. and Monday, August 5 at 7 and 9 p.m. at the Baton Show Lounge, ...


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  Chicago Dancemakers Forum awards and benefit July 11

CHICAGO, IL, June 11 — Chicago Dancemakers Forum celebrates the ten 2019 Awardees: Anjal Chande, Keyierra Collins, Reginald Cosper Jr. aka Sirr Tmo, Jane Jerardi, Mitsu Salmon, Vershawn Sanders-Ward, Marceia L. Scruggs, Darling Shear, Connie Shiau, ...


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  "Stonewall50: Back to the Wall" celebration to capture essence of Stonewall

Chicago DJ Marc Moder has been since last year collaborating a Pride weekend event that is both an "informative and reverential" celebration of the 1969 Stonewall uprising. "We want to speak to a generation that was ...


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  Details for 'Dance for Life' set

Dance for Life—which mobilizes Chicago's dance community by raising funds through dance—announced updated program information for its annual benefit performance, taking place Saturday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m. at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. ...


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  Volta, Cirque du Soleil

Writer & Director: Bastien Alexandre At: South of Soldier Field ( LSD at 18th Street ). Tickets: cirquedusoleil/com/usa/Chicago/volta; $49-$290. Runs through: July 6 In 1984, Cirque du Soleil reinvented the circus by eliminating animals, sideshows, name ...


SUMMER-DANCE-FEATURE-Ballet-to-boogie-Summer-dance-in-Chicago

  SUMMER DANCE FEATURE Ballet to boogie: Summer dance in Chicago

By Johnny Nevin, Kristi Licera and Jonathan Abarbanel

Over the last 35 years, Chicago has developed into one helluva dance town, and things don't slow down in the summer as some dance events move outdoors, just as theater performances do. The chronological listings below ...


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  Bordowitz, 'Nureyev' at Siskel in May

Two May events at the Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., focus on members of the LGBT community. On Friday, May 17, at 7 p.m., artist/activist/professor Gregg Bordowitz will present two films: the 1989 Marlon ...


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  'Queer Prom' at Center on May 10

Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., is hosting the 2019 Queer Prom ( theme: "Midnight in Paris" ) for LGBTQ youth on Friday, May 10, 5-8 p.m., on the building's third floor. The annual prom ...


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  Pose, series focusing on ball culture, begins season June 11

Pose is a drama spotlighting the legends, icons and ferocious house mothers of New York's underground ball culture, a movement that first gained notice in the late 1980s. Making television history, Pose features the largest cast ...


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  Deeply Rooted dance showcase May 11-12

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater ( DRDT ) is putting the spotlight on its cross-generational movement-education programs by hosting a dance-education showcase May 11-12 at St. Benedict the African Parish, 6550 S. Harvard Ave. The performance will ...


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  Newberry dance exhibit running through July 6

A new exhibition at the Newberry Library, entitled "The Legacy of Chicago Dance," surveys the history of the city's vibrant dance community, showing how distinct dance styles not only co-existed but often converged in unexpected and ...


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  DANCE Chicago academy's spring event celebrates Alvin Ailey's legacy

The high school hallway is quiet. There is nobody standing at the gray lockers, reading in a corner or chatting by the water fountain. The white walls are lined with old, black and white photographs of ...


DANCE-UK-choreographers-take-leap-Across-the-Pond

  DANCE UK choreographers take leap 'Across the Pond'

The Joffrey Ballet's spring program finally arrives at the end of April, with three out and proud choreographers' work and two world premieres. Titled "Across the Pond", this project mixes all three pieces in one incredible ...


BOOKS-Queer-scholar-profiles-Chicago-house-music

  BOOKS Queer scholar profiles Chicago house music

When Micah E. Salkind was a teenager in Kansas, he found the music that would change his life. "I went to raves and would hear Chicago house music," said the queer scholar, whose first book Do ...


Dance-for-Life-See-Chicago-Dance-changing-leadership

  Dance for Life, See Chicago Dance changing leadership

Dance for Life Chicago ( DFL )—which mobilizes Chicago's dance community by raising funds to support dance professionals facing critical health issues—has announced that Executive Director Phil Reynolds is resigning from his position, effective May 31. ...


The-Joffrey-Ballet-Announces-2018-19-Season

  The Joffrey Ballet Announces 2018-19 Season

February 12, 2018 ( Chicago )— Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, proudly announces an impressive 2018-19 season featuring the world premiere of Yuri Possokhov's historic reimagining of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel, Anna Karenina, ...


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  DANCE Events will celebrate Joel Hall's 70th birthday

Joel Hall Dancers & Center ( JHDC ) will hold two free events to honor the 70th birthday of Artistic Director Emeritus Joel Hall. —There will be a master class and legacy event Friday, April 19, ...


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  Dance for Life Chicago announces 2019 lineup for Aug. 17 event

Dance for Life Chicago announces a lineup of popular companies and artists returning to the stage Aug. 17 at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Dr., Chicago. Dance for Life, which mobilizes Chicago's dance ...


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  Winifred Haun & Dancers to present Spring Open Rehearsal March 31

Chicago — Winifred Haun & Dancers will present the 7th annual Spring Open Rehearsal on March 31 at Hubbard St. Dance Center. This event will showcase the latest works made by Company artists: Solomon Bowser, Ariel ...


Duncan-receives-arts-academy-award

  Duncan receives arts academy award

On Feb. 9, longtime choreographer/teacher Randy Duncan was honored with The Chicago Academy for the Arts Faculty Legacy Award during the Academy Showcase at The Athenaeum Theatre. In addition, Mayor Rahm Emanuel proclaimed Feb. 9 ( ...


Hedwig-tour-at-Athenaeum-Feb-22

  'Hedwig' tour at Athenaeum Feb. 22

John Cameron Mitchell—the Tony-winning, Golden Globe-nominated co-creator of Hedwig & the Angry Inch—will bring his rock spectacle to the United States for the first time, a press release noted. For four exclusive engagements, Mitchell and his ...


About-Face-Theatre-Plans-Wonka-Ball-Disco-Inferno-April-12

  About Face Theatre Plans Wonka Ball, Disco Inferno April 12

CHICAGO ( January 21, 2019 ) — Be a queen of the dance floor this spring at About Face Theatre's annual gala and Chicago's hottest party: WONKA BALL: Disco Inferno on Friday, April 12, 2019 at ...


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  Yanis Marshall dance class Feb. 1

Choreographer/dancer Yanis Marshall will teach an exclusive street jazz and heels dance workshop to a limited number of dancers. The class will take place Friday, Feb. 1, at Lou Conte Dance Studio at Hubbard Street Dance, ...


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  Hubbard Street, Malpaso Dance Company on stage at Auditorium Theatre in March

( CHICAGO, IL ) Two internationally-renowned and innovative contemporary dance companies, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Malpaso Dance Company, share the Auditorium Theatre's landmark stage on March 2 and 3, 2019 as part of the theatre's ...


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  Broadway's Corey Cott, Mikaela Bennett to lead Lyric Opera's West Side Story

CHICAGO ( January 9, 2019 )—Acclaimed Broadway performer Corey Cott and rising star Mikaela Bennett will headline Lyric Opera of Chicago's premiere of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's groundbreaking American musical West Side Story, presented fromMay ...


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  Book chronicles local gay disco scene

The new book Dugan's Bistro and the Legend of the Bearded Lady, by author/activist/grassroots historian Owen Keehnen, is a folklore-bio of the local disco era—a time that was key in the evolution of Chicago's LGBT community. ...


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  Bowie Ball, David Bowie's 72nd Birthday, Jan. 10

Heaven Malone & A Queer Pride Present BOWIE BALL, David Bowie's 72nd Birthday, on Thursday, Jan 10, at Berlin Nightclub, 954 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60657 from 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Ages 21 and over. It's ...


Deeply-Rooted-Dance-Theater-has-new-site-leadership-changes

  Deeply Rooted Dance Theater has new site, leadership changes

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater ( DRDT ) has announced significant funding support from the Reva & David Logan Foundation and the Arts Work Fund to support institutional capacity building that will facilitate the first steps of ...


Hedwig-Dances-dance-theater-ensemble-to-present-Sea-Level-Aboce-and-Below

  Hedwig Dances dance theater ensemble to present Sea Level: Aboce and Below

Chicago, IL - Hedwig Dances, a Chicago-based contemporary dance theater ensemble, known for its theatricality and originality, presents SEA LEVEL: Above and Below, two premiere works by emerging Cuban-born choreographers, Hedwig company members Taimy Ramos and ...


Joffrey-Ballet-to-premiere-reimagining-of-Anna-Karenina

  Joffrey Ballet to premiere reimagining of Anna Karenina

( CHICAGO, IL ) As the centerpiece of its 2018-19 season, The Joffrey Ballet proudly announces the world premiere of Yuri Possokhov's historic reimagining of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel, Anna Karenina, considered the greatest literature ever ...


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  'Unicorn Ball' Dec. 15 at The Shapiro

The 2018 Unicorn Ball—Brave Space Alliance's largest annual fundraiser—will take place Saturday, Dec. 15, at 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at The Shapiro Ballroom, 1612 W. Chicago Ave. This has been called the official queer "coming out" party ...


Stomp

  Stomp

By: Luke Cresswell and Steve MacNicholas At: Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place, 175 E. Chestnut St.. Tickets: BroadwayInChicago.com; $39-$84. Runs through: Dec. 30 Stomp is a symphony of sound made out of items stretching from ...


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  Hyde Park has the season's biggest, coolest Nutcracker

By Sheri Flanders

The holiday season is here, which means ( among other things ) the arrival of The Nutcracker, the ubiquitous holiday classic staged by dance companies around the world. Beloved as Tchaikovsky's popular music may be, bringing ...


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  10 Questions with Vic Featuring Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul is a rare superstar. Despite her remarkable career, immense talents and global popularity, she is as accessible as she is iconic, as sweet in person as she is on TV, and as authentic as ...


Joffreys-Swan-Lake-draws-on-Degas-backstage-drama

  Joffrey's 'Swan Lake' draws on Degas, backstage drama

Swan Lake may evoke thoughts of feathers, tutus and Natalie Portman. In 2014, the Joffrey Ballet set out to change that—and ended up with a hit. This year, Oct. 17-28, the Joffrey revives its production of ...


Joffreys-Swan-Lake-draws-on-Degas-backstage-drama

  Joffrey's 'Swan Lake' draws on Degas, backstage drama

Swan Lake may evoke thoughts of feathers, tutus and Natalie Portman. In 2014, the Joffrey Ballet set out to change that—and ended up with a hit. This year, Oct. 17-28, the Joffrey revives its production of ...


Joffrey-Ballet-names-winners-of-choreographic-competition

  Joffrey Ballet names winners of choreographic competition

CHICAGO — November 14, 2018 — The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the recipients of the ninth annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition: Tommie-Waheed Evans, Marissa Osato, Xiang Xu and Edgar ...


Unicorn-Ball-Dec-15-at-The-Shapiro

  'Unicorn Ball' Dec. 15 at The Shapiro

The 2018 Unicorn Ball—Brave Space Alliance's largest annual fundraiser—will take place Saturday, Dec. 15, at 9 p.m.-2 a.m. at The Shapiro Ballroom, 1612 W. Chicago Ave. This has been called the official queer "coming out" party ...


Volledig-Emptied-of-Shame-Full-of-Life-Nov-29-through-Dec-1

  Volledig, Emptied of Shame, Full of Life, Nov. 29 through Dec. 1

Chicago, IL — Volledig: Emptied of Shame: Full of Life represents the stories of the artists in this project — what they experienced living through the AIDS Crisis, how they survived it, and how they are ...


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  LGBT HISTORY Tea With No Shade

Tea With No Shade By Rebecca Huff

A gloomy, rainy Sunday in September couldn't stop what was originally planned as an outdoor tea dance among the trees and fountains of Washington Park in Cincinnati. The gay tradition, revived last year in Ohio by ...


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  LGBT HISTORY Legendary Maurice Hines talks seven decades of keeping toes tapping

Out dancer, performer, choreographer and actor Maurice Hines has been in show business since he was 5 years old, which means almost 70 years in the game. A New York City native, Hines has seen and ...


So-You-Think-You-Can-Dance-Live-tour-in-Chicago-Oct-29

  So You Think You Can Dance Live tour in Chicago Oct. 29

The So You Think You Can Dance Live! 2018 tour, based on the Fox dance-competition show, will stop at the Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., on Monday, Oct. 29. Among other people, the concert features ...


Swan-Lake-

  Swan Lake

Composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky At Joffrey Ballet at The Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy.; 312-386-8905; Joffrey.org; $35-$195. Runs through: Oct. 28 A story of magic, mystery and an impossible love bourrées onto the stage ...


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  HedwigDances Futura World premiere begins Nov. 1

Hedwig Dances choreographer and artistic director Jan Bartoszek has taken the company's reputation as an interdisciplinary creative force to new heights in her latest collaborative work. Futura applies principles of the Bauhaus modernist art movement to ...


Joffreys-Swan-Lake-draws-on-Degas-backstage-drama

  Joffrey's 'Swan Lake' draws on Degas, backstage drama

Swan Lake may evoke thoughts of feathers, tutus and Natalie Portman. In 2014, the Joffrey Ballet set out to change that—and ended up with a hit. This year, Oct. 17-28, the Joffrey revives its production of ...


Twelve-Chicago-based-LGBTQ-performing-arts-organizations-to-perform-together

  Twelve Chicago-based LGBTQ+ performing arts organizations to perform together

CHICAGO, October 11, 2018 — Chicago Gay Men's Chorus celebrates 35 years of making music with their upcoming holiday show 35th Anniversary Holiday Hullabaloo. The chorus will be joined by 11 additional Chicago-based LGBTQ+ performing arts ...







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