Hey there, dear readers: Things are going to be quiet at trailerpilot for another day or two while some exciting changes sort out. Today was my first visit to the offices of Time Out Chicago, where I’m crossfading with Asimina Chremos as Dance Editor over the next couple of issues. Asimina has done incredible work with the section since the magazine was launched here in early 2005 — it’s an honor to be stepping into her shoes. If you’re not already subscribed to TOC then now is a perfect time to get started — it ain’t like it’ll cost you much.
Stay close, lovelies — I’m looking forward to processing Hedwig Dances’ very strong triple bill at Links Hall Sunday and another Salon NOTEBOOK is just around the corner. If you’re around this weekend, do yourself a favor and drop on into DanceChance: Redux Friday or Saturday, October 30 and 31 at 8:00pm. Forty-eight [48(!)] choreographers have shown work in less than a year and a half of DanceWorks Chicago‘s emerging dancemakers’ lottery and, for two nights at Northeastern Illinois University’s Fine Arts Auditorium (FA-158), six of them will have an opportunity to present refined and developed versions of their original creations. Tickets are $20, but you can easily slice that in half by calling the NEIU box office at (773) 442-4636 and whispering ten dollars into the phone. Online purchases were said to be available through tickets.com, but as of this writing DC:R doesn’t seem to be in the system (there’s no penalty for purchasing at the door, though, so stay calm). If you happen to be enrolled, faculty or staff at NEIU then your ticket is $FREE.99 — come in costume on Saturday and pay only 8 bucks!
Works being shown are by Andrea Deline, Jamie Salas, Matt Pardo, Autumn Eckman and Brian Gephart. Friday night, a post-show discussion will be moderated by the lovely and lively Gail Kalver, interim Executive Director at River North Chicago Dance Company; Saturday’s discussion is being helmed by yours truly. Come on out and, if we haven’t met, by all means say hi.