Posted by: trailerpilot | 08:24::2009

Chicago Dancing Festival 2009

Cherice Barton and James Gregg in Ah! Crudel. Photo by Todd Rosenberg.

Cherice Barton and James Gregg Tuesday in "Ah! Crudel." Photo by Todd Rosenberg.

It may only be in its third year, but the Chicago Dancing Festival has quickly risen to significance on the summer dance calendar. Wendy Whelan, the New York City Ballet principal recently fêted in Vail with a gala celebrating her career, performed Thursday evening at the Harris in “After the Rain,” a work by Christopher Wheeldon created in honor of her gifts. Over four free evenings, three of which I attended, the festival brought an impressive spread to the table and a survey of American dance as provocative as it was engaging. Click here to read the entire article at SeeChicagoDance.com

Katherine Eberle and Sam Chittenden in "Slingerland" Thursday. Photo by Todd Rosenberg.

Katherine Eberle and Sam Chittenden Thursday in "Slingerland." Photo by Todd Rosenberg.

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