We thought you might enjoy a sneak peek at recent footage from our upcoming documentary about A LIGHT IN THE DARK, the new story ballet from Ann Reinking, Melissa Thodos, and Thodos Dance Chicago, which interprets the story of Helen Keller and Ann Sullivan through dance. Make sure to see the Chicago Premiere at the [...]
Great news!! The amazing THE WHITE CITY story ballet is back in Chicago Feb. 9th, 2013, this time at the Morraine Valley Performing Arts Center – Dorothy Menker Theater! It isn;t schedule to return for at least another year, so if you haven’t seen it, here’s your chance!
We’re thrilled to announce that Kai Harding filmmaker Chris Olsen has just been nominated for his third EMMY®-Award… this time for the dance documentary BENEATH THE WHITE CITY LIGHTS! The film, which documents the creative process behind the Thodos Dance Chicago story ballet “THE WHITE CITY”, was nominated in the “Outstanding Achievement for Documentary Programs – [...]
BENEATH THE WHITE CITY LIGHTS will air THREE TIMES during the month of October (2012) on Indiana’s PBS-WIPB (channel 49.1), to support the Indiana debut of the the Ann Reinking / Melissa Thodos story ballet THE WHITE CITY, appearing at Ball State’s Emens Auditorium on Nov 9th, 2012. The film, which presents an artistic insider’s [...]
Exciting news! Our new Dance documentary featuring Ann Reinking, Melissa Thodos and the company of Thodos Dance Chicago premieres Thursday, February 23, 10:30pm on WTTW11! As you may know, in early 2011, Emmy Award®-winning Chicago filmmaker Christopher Kai Olsen created nearly 50 minutes of original film projections for Thodos Dance Chicago’s multimedia story ballet The [...]
STILL haven’t seen the critically acclaimed THE WHITE CITY story ballet? Well guess what? IT’S COMING BACK TO THE HARRIS THEATER (CHICAGO) FOR TWO MORE NIGHTS! This critically acclaimed show from Ann Reinking and Melissa Thodos (chosen “BEST DANCE of 2011″ by the Sun Times) is absolutely amazing, so get your tickets NOW for an evening filled with wondorus [...]
How’s this for an early Christmas Present… THE WHITE CITY was just named BEST DANCE OF 2011 by the Chicago Sun Times! From the article: “…Thodos Dance Chicago’s wonderfully sophisticated new multimedia dance-theater piece, created by Broadway’s Ann Reinking and Chicago’s Melissa Thodos, found ideal ways of tapping into all the personalities, conflicts and horror [...]
Did you miss the critically acclaimed THE WHITE CITY story ballet this past spring? Well lucky for you, the show, which in addition to an amazing cast, brilliant costumes, and stunning choreography also features nearly 50 minutes of original film projections (directed by Chris Olsen, and produced here at Kai Harding), is coming back to Chicago! The next staging will play [...]