"Dance is an art form rooted in the body, which carries the stories of our ancestors and the emotional tone of the present moment. At catastrophic moments, words fail us. The body absorbs experiences, and it never lies." Jan Erkert, Dance at Illinois Department Head and November Dance Concert Director.
Osiris takes a deep dive into the methodology and delivery of this fall semester by chatting with leaders at FAA, Jan Erkert, Jeffrey Sposato, and Gabriel Solis.
Debra shares her several ways to enjoy watching and learning dance during quarantine.
Debra reviews CU Ballet's The Nutcracker, performed at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts this past weekend.
Debra previews choreographer and composer Tere O'Connor Dance: Long Run, which will make its Illinois premiere this Thursday at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
Debra reviews the Dance at Illinois' recent November Dance performance, held at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
Debra reviews David Rousséve / REALITY's Halfway to Dawn, which was performed at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts this past Friday.
Debra previews David Roussève/Reality: Halfway to Dawn, which comes to Krannert Center for the Performing Arts this Friday.
Debra previews the upcoming Flatlands Dance Film Festival and chats with its founder and current director about its inspiration, evolution, and what to expect this year.
Debra visits the Urbana Dance Company studio space and chats with founder Kate Insolia about its bold mission, innovative programming, and the powerful language of dance.
Cope walks you through the Savoy, the Funky Butt, and the Chicago Triple (and more) in her preview of Monday blues dance nights at Guido's, starting June 3rd.
Debra reviews the CU Ballet's long-awaited production of Swan Lake, which took place Friday and Saturday at the Virginia Theatre.
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