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Navigating the After, Red Summer, JB, and more

Seattle-born choreographer Mariah D. Eastman has called Chicago home for the past few years, and describes her philosophy as a desire to “play with creating unusual sequences of movement with shapes that normally wouldn’t be considered to work well together.” In 2020, Eastman started the annual Holiday Dance Carol, where dancers traveled around various neighborhoods […]

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Legendary Chicago experimentalists Ono confront centuries of race-based violence on the transformative Red Summer

I could write a novel about Ono. This Chicago avant-garde group are one of the great bands, and their story is endlessly fascinating. Few groups that had their heyday in the 80s have come back in the late aughts sounding completely rejuvenated and vital. Most important, they’ve continued to progress, honing their wild experimentation into […]