25 years. It has gone by so fast.

Written by Laura Gates, Artistic Associate at Thodos Dance Chicago Melissa Thodos and Dancers originated in 1992. I joined the company as a guest artist in 1999, and, well…I just sort of stayed.  We had ten dancers the year I joined the company, six women and four men.  At that time, almost all of our repertory was choreographed by Melissa. The artistic staff was Melissa. The administrative staff was her husband, Rick.  We toured to local and Midwestern venues.  We drove to all of them.

This was Kung Fu

Written by Chinese Fine Arts Society Board President, Joe Mallon. As we enter the Year of the Rooster, the Chinese Fine Arts Society (CFAS) continues its mission of promoting the appreciation of Chinese culture.  The martial arts, specifically Kung Fu, has a four thousand year history in China.  Can you understand China without an appreciation for the ancient roots of Kung Fu?  As Board President of CFAS, I don’t think you can.  And there is no better way to gain that appreciation than to

Congratulations to our 2017 Too Hot Poetry Contest Winners!

Each year, students from around the city of Chicago are invited to add their voices to the Auditorium Theatre’s Too Hot to Handel celebration by submitting original poetry for our Too Hot Poetry Contest. Chicago students, grades 3-12, entered this year’s contest by responding to one of two prompts: “What is community?” or “What does beloved community mean to you?” Congratulations to our two winners and first runner-up. They will each be performing prior to one of the performances th