1/12-2/12 – Blues for an Alabama Sky – Court Theatre
The Joffrey Ballet’s new presentation of The Nutcracker came in with a flash, but fully demonstrated its intention to become a fixture in the Chicago performing arts scene. Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, the production will run until December 30.
I appreciated the connection to Chicago with the production taking place during the construction for World’s Fair in Chicago in 1893. It’s a musicologist and dramturg’s dream. Continue reading
I’m still feeling energized and thankful for a stunning production by Dance Theatre of Harlem at the Auditorium Theatre last weekend.
It’s the time of year for valuing the people in our lives. I’ve been having a relaxing time with family away from the city for Thanksgiving, but part of my heart is still at the Dance Theatre of Harlem student matinee with my students. Continue reading
I wrote my way out. I wrote my way out of hell.
I wrote my way to revolution.
I was louder than the crack in the bell.
… And in the face of ignorance and resistance
I wrote financial systems into existence
And when my prayers to God were met with indifference
I picked up a pen, I wrote my own deliverance.
Waking up today, we’ve elected a leader who has Continue reading
11/2 – 11/13 – Fun Home – Broadway in Chicago at the Oriental Theatre
11/5 – High Concept Lab Open House – Mana Contemporary Continue reading