Hiplet ("Hip-Lay"): Yay or Nay?

We’re willing to bet that, by now, you’ve not only heard of hiplet, you’ve formed some opinions about it, too. Homer Hans Bryant (DT, February 2008), who coined the term and the dance style (it’s a hybrid of hip hop and ballet, and it’s...

Chicago Arts for the Win!

Deeply Rooted Dance TheaterThe MacArthur Foundation’s International Connections Fund—which supports two-way artistic exchanges to benefit the Chicago arts—has awarded grants to 18 Chicago arts and culture organizations. Artistic exchanges will be happening in 16...

Dancing in the Street–Or Down Gus Giordano Way

Gus Giordano Dance School director Amy Giordano holds the sign that will live in front of the school.You know you’ve made it big when you get a street named after you, and legendary jazz dancer and teacher Gus Giordano is no exception. On Saturday, October 12, the Gus...

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