A Little Bit of Color

Dancer Gal Mahzari. Photo by Herbert Migdoll.

I guess there really isn’t a good time during the height of the dance season to leave town, so my taking a road trip this weekend lends to missing some great shows (my apologies to all).? Gus Giordano Dance Chicago is at the Harris Theater, the Dance Center has a shared bill with Space/Movement Project, Rachel Damon/Synapse Arts and Erica Mott, and Same Planet Different World celebrate turning 15! at the Victory Gardens Theater.? However, there is another show happening this Sunday, March 11th, that I hope gets a good audience too.

The Joffrey Academy of Dance presents the Choreographers of Color Award winners works at the Harris with a 4 p.m. show titled Winning Works.? This is the second year for the contest that highlights the work of young, minority choreographers.? The three winners are Carlos dos Santos, Jr., Ray Mercer and Bennyroyce Royon.? Each winner received a $2,500 stipend, 30 rehearsal hours and the chance to work with Joffrey Ballet Artistic Director Ashley Wheater and Academy Directors Alexei Kremnev and Anna Reznik.

Here are the deets – hope you can make it!

Tickets for the Winning Works: Choreographers of Color Award 2012 at the Harris Theater are $15 in advance and $18 at the door, available in advance by calling the Harris Theater Box Office at 312-334-7777 or online at www.harristheaterchicago.org.

Top Dance Blog Contest – Round 2!

DING – Round 2! ?The voting round in Dance Advantage’s Top Dance Blog 2011 contest has begun.

Thank you so much for all of your support and comments in Round 1.? The competition is close, so please help RB get to the top by voting here.

The rules: ?you can vote for only one blog for the honor of Top Dance Blog, but you can also place one vote per category. ?RB‘s category is Speaking Dance.

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Dance Blogger Contest!

It’s that time of year again and I’m not talking about The Nutcracker (although it is coming up – Joffrey‘s opens next Friday!).? Dance Advantage is hosting the 2nd Annual Top Dance Blog contest!!? Last year RB barely lost in the Dance News/Criticism category, but tied for 5th place overall.? With your help, I know this year we can do better.

This year RB will be in the Speaking Dance category. ? All you need to do is make a comment *ON THIS POST* telling why you read RB, what you like about it, a favorite post…anything.? The first round of voting (by comment amounts) ends Tuesday, December 20th.? The top 20 blogs with the most comments will then be entered as a finalist to be the TOP DANCE BLOG OF 2011.? Voting for the top slots will take place December 27 – 30, but right now, RB needs you to comment away.

Thank you in advance for all of your support.? Again, all you need to do is leave a comment below ON THIS POST.? Let’s go!