Tag Archives: Art

[Interview] 9 Questions with “The Confession Musical” Star Caroline Clay

“The Confession Musical” opens in theaters for a limited engagement on February 20th! Before you head to the movies, BTSCelebs is giving you the golden opportunity to learn more about the leading actress Caroline Clay, who plays character Katie Lapp. … Continue reading

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Four Global Dancers Join The Joffrey Ballet For The 2021-2022 Season

Welcome to Chicago! Today, The Silverman Group shared an official Joffrey Ballet press release announcing Yuchan Kim, Blake Kessler, Miranda Silveira and Brian Bennett’s celebrated arrival. The four dancers hail from South Korea, Spain and America. Here is what Joffrey’s … Continue reading

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Steppenwolf Theatre Company Announces Loft Teen Arts Project Commission Winners + DreamHack Beyond Fest Celebrates Successful Run Which Includes 1.7 Million Viewing Hours

Steppenwolf Theatre Company recently created The Loft, and they plan to honor young Chicagoland talent through the Loft Teen Arts Project. According to an official press release from The Silverman Group,

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Review: Pulling Back The Curtain: The Nutcracker + Upcoming Schedule For The Holiday Season

Today, The Joffrey Ballet gave everyone an intricate look into Christopher Wheeldon’s version of “The Nutcracker” through an inventive virtual show. The program, “Pulling Back The Curtain: The Nutcracker” illustrated the difficult process of creating the stage’s scenery and getting … Continue reading

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[Interview] Dancer Dara Holmes: My Most Unforgettable Performance Was Ekman’s Midsummer Night’s Dream

After 9 successful years with The Joffrey Ballet, Dara Holmes continues to make her hometowns of New Jersey and North Carolina proud. The 2015 3Arts Award nominee has danced in a host of well-known Joffrey productions including: Incantations, Son of … Continue reading

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[Interview] Dancer Valentino Moneglia Zamora: ‘Born To Be Wild’ Made Me Want To Pursue Ballet As A Profession

In 2016, Valentino Moneglia Zamora joined the Joffrey Ballet Studio Company and scored coveted parts in Swan Lake and Don Quixote. He even landed lead roles in George Balanchine’s Viva Vivaldi and Suite Saint-Saens, Bournonville’s Napoli, and Alexander Ekman’s Episode … Continue reading

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The Joffrey Ballet Cancels Performances For The Rest Of The Year

Chicago’s top dance company made the tough decision to postpone their first season at the Lyric Opera House. According to a recent press release, they are cancelling Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon (October 14-25, 2020) and Christopher Wheeldon’s The Nutcracker (December … Continue reading

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[Interview] Story Jam’s Stephanie Rogers: “This Is An Incredibly Exciting Time For The Art Form.”

“Story Jam” returns to Chicago,IL this Sunday! Learn more about the artistic and expressive event now. BTSCelebs: How was Story Jam created? Stephanie Rogers: Story Jam started in 2014, when I was leading an event band and attending live lit … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: “Anna Karenina”

“Anna Karenina” received a standing ovation at its world premiere! The audience fell in love with Yuri Possokhov’s dance interpretation of the beloved classic, where dancers Victoria Jaiani and Alberto Velazquez portrayed star-crossed lovers Anna and Vronsky. Their on-stage chemistry was … Continue reading

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Chicago Artist Vanessa Navarrete Talks to BTSCelebs

BTSCelebs: Who inspired you to become an artist? Vanessa Navarrete: My inspiration to be an artist is based on my need to translate my passion into something physical and permanent…..to create harmony and beauty out of what I perceive as chaos … Continue reading

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