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Dining on Scraps

Forward Motion Dance Chicago ’97 at the Athenaeum Theatre, October 25; repeats November 5 and 26 By Molly Shanahan The Dance Chicago festival, now in its third year, is a smorgasbord of dance intended to broaden dance audiences by presenting packages of stylistically diverse pieces slickly marketed. Festival promoters Fred Solari and John Schmitz of […]

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Too Much Joy

Ballet Theater of Chicago at the Athenaeum Theatre, October 8-12 By Molly Shanahan Ballet is hard. In every sense. As I sat down to watch Ballet Theater of Chicago at the Athenaeum–in a solid performance peppered with brilliance–I was desperately trying to suspend the disbeliever in me, the part that has trouble reconciling the pretense, […]