The Monte-Carlo method: a ballet company’s fairytale story

Originally published in The Guardian By Judith Mackrell “It sounds like a stupid fairytale. It’s unreal, the situation I have here.” When I meet the artistic director of Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, one thing is very clear. Jean-Christophe Maillot is a man who knows his own luck. Back in 1993, when Maillot was first invited by Caroline, Princess of Hanover to run Monaco’s fledgling ballet company, he found himself negotiating dream terms for the post. As he tells me,

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 2018 Program

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago returns to the Auditorium Theatre after 20 years for a special two-night engagement devoted entirely to work by Hubbard Street’s Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo. Learn more about the program below! Lickety-Split Originally performed in 2006 at the Harris Theater as part of the Inside/Out Choreographic Workshop, this is the first piece Cerrudo choreographed for Hubbard Street’s main company. Lickety-Split combines a sensual and fluid movement with pla

2018 “Too Hot” Poetry Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2018 Too Hot Poetry Contest Winners! Thank you to our Eductional Outreach Sponsor, AllState. These Are the Sounds of My Community Poet: Giselle Alencastro Galileo Scholastic Academy I hear the wind Taking the leaves in different directions I hear dogs Barking, wanting to take ownership of the whole town I hear youngins Enjoying life and living for now I hear vehicles Coming home to unexpected memories that await them I hear sirens And how they take people away, Oh how I ho