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Christopher Wheeldon forges a ‘Nutcracker’ that dreams for Chicago


Originally published in Chicago Tribune By Chris Jones Especially when we’re very young, we may travel far in our dreams. Perchance through a world revolving around our hopes and fears. Maybe to a place where a Christmas tree can pierce our hearts, and then burst through the walls of a poor young girl’s gray wooden shack in a rough city on the edge of a prairie, where rats scurry, snow flies, toys break and a frigid winter wind cracks the most determined nut. Alas, time always is pai

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Dance Theatre of Harlem Dancer Da’Von Doane Shares His Message Behind System


This week brings the Midwest premiere of System by Francesca Harper to our landmark stage. Since System was created in direct response to social justice issues, we asked dancer Da’Von Doane what System meant to him and how he incorporated his own experiences into the piece. What events or experiences were on your mind as you worked on System? During the process of working on System many things came to mind during our conversations with Francesca. My own personal story is woven into th

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The Auditorium Theatre Appoints Henry Fogel Interim CEO


  The Auditorium Theatre announces the appointment of Henry Fogel, Dean of Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts, Interim CEO of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, effective immediately. One of the best known and most influential performing arts administrators in the United States, Mr. Fogel joined Roosevelt in 2009 after leading the League of American Orchestras from 2003 to 2008, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association from 1985 to 2003, and the Natio