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Warmhearted ‘Curve of Departure’ hits Studio’s strike zone

Slice-of-life drama looks at one extended family’s night in a hotel room.

Joffrey's 'Nutcracker' grows even more magical on second viewing

WEISS: Since the debut last season of Christopher Wheeldon's production, the ballet has become clearer and deeper in its storytelling and dancing.

Joffrey's Chicago-set 'Nutcracker' has become truly alive

REVIEW: "The Nutcracker" by the Joffrey Ballet. Now in its second season with the kinks worked out, choreographer Christopher Wheeldon’s revisionist holiday ballet is wonderfully

A Chase Brock Experience Program Finds Show Dancing Stripped of Shows

North Carolina native Chase Brock made his Broadway debut at sixteen, dancing in Susan Stroman’s revival of The Music Man. He soon traded performing for...

Geoffrey Rush denies ‘inappropriate behavior’ at theater

A leading Australian theater company said Friday it had received a complaint of “inappropriate behavior” against Geoffrey Rush, an allegation lawyers for the Oscar winner denied.

‘Amazing Grace’ lumbers into the new Museum of the Bible

Where’s the orchestra? Cue the computer.

Playwright Israel Horovitz faces harassment allegations

Award-winning playwright-screenwriter Israel Horovitz, who faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment, has departed from the Gloucester Stage Company.

An actress in Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ on his complex language

Antoinette Robinson says the fear of not getting it right is its own challenge.

A quick and handy introduction to the plays of an autumn in New York

Here a play, there a play, everywhere a pretty good play.

The mixed feelings of 'In the Presence of Chasms'

REVIEW: Choreographers Megan Rhyme and Tanniqua-Kay Buchanan present “In the Presence of Chasms” at the Hamlin Park Fieldhouse (Nov. 30 and Dec. 1).

Chicago Dance Crash celebrates 15 years with its edgy, hip-hop kind of class

REVIEW: "CrashYear15" is Chicago Dance Crash celebrating its 15 birthday at the Athenaeum Theatre with a mix of their greatest hits.

'Golden Celebration of Dance' celebrates Auditorium Theatre's 50th — and echoes

Auditorium Theatre’s "Golden Celebration of Dance" marks its 50th anniversary with the New York City Ballet and other performances, echoing a big opening night in 1967.

Milwaukee Ballet's 'La Boheme' makes the passionate Paris story the star

REVIEW: “La Boheme” by the Milwaukee Ballet Company at the Marcus Center. (4 stars)

What's masculinity? COCo. Dance makes its Chicago debut with 'Virago-Man Dem'

Choreographer Cynthia Oliver's COCo. Dance Theatre makes its Chicago debut at the Dance Center of Columbia College Nov. 2-4 with "Virago-Man Dem," a questioning of what black

Giordano Dance pushes to the future in season opener

REVIEW: Giordano Dance Chicago presents its fall series at the Harris Theater.

Joffrey Ballet sets aside its modern lines and embraces 'Giselle'

REVIEW: "Giselle" by the Joffrey Ballet at the Auditorium Theatre. The modern Joffrey goes fully Romantic to play these coveted roles. (4 stars)

They’ve been building up to this: Elevate is a citywide festival of dance

Called Elevate Chicago Dance, the Chicago Dancemakers Forum (CDF) is the presenter of the multiday, multivenue, mostly free festival aimed at highlighting Chicago dance.

Meaning in Reggie Wilson's 'Citizen' is slowly and pointedly revealed

REVIEW: Reggie Wilson / Fist and Heel Performance Group at Dance Center of Columbia College with "Citizen." (4 stars)

'Performing Home' at Links Hall: What does Chicago mean to you?

REVIEW: "Performing Home" at Links Hall: Chicago-based dance artists are tasked with what home means to them. (3 stars)

Cerqua Rivera Dance's 'Alone/Together' leans on the music, and the fun

REVIEW: Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre at Links Hall is a mix of fun and serious in fall season opener “Alone/Together.” (3 stars)

'Unwinding' traditional Indian dance, this choreographer can't go back

Talking to Chicago Dancemakers Forum's Indian dancer Pranita Nayar.

As spiffy new Links Hall grows, so does its arts residency with Co-MISSIONS

Links Hall’s Co-MISSIONS artistic residency program has expanded as its space has improved from the old but beloved Viaduct.

Shen Wei Dance Arts radically restrained in Chicago debut

REVIEW: Shen Wei Dance Arts at the Auditorium Theatre: Audiences expected the Olympics from Shen Wei Dance Arts instead got an artfully restrained "Rite of Spring."

Tap dance is right up close for Human Rhythm Project at Columbia College

It’s been more than 10 ten years since the Chicago Human Rhythm Project, one of Chicago’s top tap dance companies, last performed at the Dance Center of Columbia College.

For Hubbard Street's latest, you'll follow dancers on loading docks and

Preview of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's “Space, In Perspective” fall series at the Harris Theater.

Visceral Dance Chicago's fall opener pops and fizzles

REVIEW: Visceral Dance Chicago at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. "Minor Threat" has become a highlight for this company. (3 stars)

All kinds of duets featured in first weekend of Harvest Dance Fest

Harvest Chicago Contemporary Dance Festival, weekend fest of contemporary artists, at Ruth Page Center for the Arts. Duets on the menu in Harvest Fest’s first weekend

Instigation Festival a music-dance improv that stretches from New Orleans to

Instigation Festival: An annual fest of improvised music and dance in Chicago and New Orleans, in partnership with Links Hall and Constellation.

Of 245 dancers, 6 boys: New initiatives hope to bring young men to dance

A ubiquitous problem for nearly every dance school, however, is recruiting boys to take dance, and the Ruth Page School is not immune to this challenge.

'Set Free' at Links Hall a dance performance of practice-meets-improv

Review: "Set Free" by Watering Can and Links Hall was created by improvisational dance artist Jessica Marasa. (3 stars)

Fall Dance: Onye Ozuzu picks up a hammer and gets back to fundamentals

Talking to Chicago choreographer and educator Onye Ozuzu, the new dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Columbia College, about dance and something fundamental: A dance

Fall Dance Top 10: A must-see Elevate Dance and a visit from Olympics

Top-10 in Chicago Dance for Fall 2017: Joffrey collaborates with the Lyric, Elevate Dance Chicago boasts 40 companies and Auditorium hosts a visit from Olympics choreographer Shen

Narrow basements and collisions with dancers in 'The Remains' at Defibrillator

Review: Dropshift Dance presents "The Remains" at Defibrillator (3 stars). Expect narrow basements and bumps from the dancers in this latest in Andrea Cerniglia's Imposter Series.

Dance for Life still supports those affected by HIV/AIDS but is looking in new

The 26th annual Dance for Life is Saturday. Talking with new director Phil Reynolds about the future of Chicago Dancers United.

Chicago Dance Crash tries on 'Oz' for its 15th birthday

Chicago Dance Crash tries out a "Wizard of Oz" story with "The Bricklayers of Oz," a return to story dance for the company's 15th anniversary.

'New Dances' is end of the beginning, the final performance for Thodos Dance

Dance: Thodos Dance Chicago presents "New Dances" at the Athenaeum Theatre as the final work for the company as it disbands. (3 stars)

Head to SummerDance, you'll be a needed 'citizen dancer'

The 21st edition of SummerDance is getting a significant upgrade.

Review: Chicago Tap's spacey 'Changes' has big themes, daffy plot, Bowie and

Chicago Tap Theatre’s “Changes” at Stage 773 takes David Bowie’s music and spins a plot about space angels, a laser-shooting villain and Major Tom. 3 stars