On The Ground: “Think in a different way” Joanna Furnans on Tere O’Connor Dance

On The Ground: “Think in a different way” Joanna Furnans on Tere O’Connor Dance

“Think in a different way.” This is the first of many instructional Tere O’Connor quotes you will find in the response below. O’Connor is widely respected as one of the most articulate, sharp, and inquisitive choreographers working in the field today. While most dance makers (myself included) struggle to adequately describe their creative process and conceptual understandings of the form—Dance— in a way that doesn’t diminish the vast spectrum of its nature (if I may use a term that implies such universality), O’Connor is brilliant at it…

Joanna Furnans follows Tere O’Connor Dance through their residency at the Dance Center, sharing her reflections on it all with us.

On the Ground: Homecoming - Shadows and the Africanist Aesthetic in Ephrat Asherie’s Odeon

On the Ground: Homecoming - Shadows and the Africanist Aesthetic in Ephrat Asherie’s Odeon

In a new initiative called On The Ground, the Dance Presenting Series engaged five Chicago-based dance writers to be present for the week-long residencies that happen at the Dance Center. To start this series, Columbia College Chicago alum Brianna Heath participated in the activities during Ephrat Asherie Dance’s residency, October 15-20, 2019.

Dance Musings: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

Dance Musings: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

During our spring semester at the Dance Center, there is a small cohort of dance writers viewing, discussing, and writing about each performance in the Dance Presenting Series, guided by Director Ellen Chenoweth. Comprised of Columbia College students and recent alums, cohort members were nominated by faculty members and applied for a position in the group. We collected a few excerpts here from their writings about the recent Dance Center presentation of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan…