Next Guerrilla Dance Party
December 12th @ 12:00pm (12/12 @ 12:00)
It's Christmas, What's the Difference/The Films | Michigan Ave. in front of the McCormick-Tribune Ice Skating Rink
Check out this super cute little nugget made by DanceNOWChicago veteran Francesca. Wanna dance next time? Be our guest!
Sorry I’ve been missing in action lately…the holidays are coming on strong and it’s going to be another busy week. One of the reasons it’s a busy week is that I am performing for a little experiment Tara Strickstein dreamed up for First Fridays at the MCA this week. It involves a contemporary/adult version of seeing Santa at the mall and I may or may not be performing as a tap dancing elf. If you’ve never been to First Fridays, this would be a great one to check out. If you are a regular, prepare to be knocked off your feet by this little spectacle…should be good fun. Come sit on our Santa’s lap and ask for what you really want (photo op and all.)
Just one question, “Have you been naughty or nice?”
In the meantime, these are my favorite things ever.
DanceNOWChicago loves music (for obvious reasons). We also love the unexpected. The two together….well, you can only imagine.
The Gillick work that is up at the MCA has got me thinking a lot about where we encounter music and just how much we engage with it. Music is so prolific in some spaces (like restaurants, coffee shops, and stores) that we hardly notice it enough to even appreciate it. On the other hand, when we encounter music in unexpected places (like a museum) we have a different engagement with it-we are automatically more turned on by it and tuned in to it.
Today for example, I encountered a man fiddling around with a finger harp while waiting for the red line. It was disarmingly lovely.
Here are a couple other disarmingly lovely things I have encountered recently regarding music. Enjoy.
Just incredible. I want to play it so badly!
(who knew Philip Glass wrote music for Sesame Street?!)
P.S. Speaking of music, did you download the song for the next guerrilla dance party yet?
While I love a good Nutcracker (and Chicago is home to a really lovely one by the Joffrey) I would like to officially encourage you all to try a new holiday tradition-GO SEE REDMOON’S WINTER PAGEANT. This show is incredibly charming, engaging, and approachable for all ages and celebrates Chicagoans in their trek through a long winter and ultimate celebration in spring. It is hilarious and thoughtful and just an overall warm and fuzzy thing (it’s also incredibly affordable for a night of theater!) Take my advice and go be part of the 20 year long Chicago tradition-you’ll be adding it to your holiday list of traditions for sure.
Redmoon Theater’s Winter Pageant runs Nov. 20 – Dec. 27 (no shows Nov. 26, Dec. 24 & 25) | Thursdays & Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00 & 7:30pm | Redmoon Central, 1463 W. Hubbard Street, Chicago | BUY TICKETS HERE
Sorry DanceNOWChicago-ers…have to cancel this one. Been too busy and it’s too effing cold. We’ll catch you when we thaw out.
Until then….HAPPY 2010!
The holiday season is upon us and while some folks live for the never ending carols, crowds on Michigan Ave. and extra pounds put on thanks to Trader Joes’ seasonal items…the holidays simply aren’t for everyone.
Here’s how you can join in and dance out all that holiday rage:
1. Download It’s Christmas, What’s the Difference by The Films. You can find it here on iTunes
2. Map the location: On Michigan Ave. in front of the McCormick-Tribune Ice Skating Rink
3. Show up on DECEMBER 12, 2009 @ Noon sharp (yep…12/12 @ 12:00), push play and watch those holiday pounds melt away as you dance your little heart (two sizes too small of course) silly.