Author: Lynn Colburn Shapiro

Lynn Colburn Shapiro writes reviews and feature stories for Dance Magazine. She is a Chicago-based freelance writer, director and choreographer. Her fiction has been published in Midstream, Jewish Women’s Literary Annual, and The Chicago Jewish News, and her plays have been produced by CBS TV and regional theater companies in Illinois, Texas, Ohio, and Canada. Lynn teaches fiction writing and humanities at Columbia College Chicago, where she received her MFA in Fiction Writing.

Under are the articles written for DanceTabs.
Victoria Jaiani and Fabrice Calmels in Stanton Welch's Son of Chamber Symphony.© Herbert Migdoll. (Click image for larger version)

Joffrey Ballet – American Legends bill – Chicago

The second movement (of Son Of Chamber Symphony) is a sumptuous duet, performed by Victoria Jaiani and Fabrice Calmels, an on-stage pair made in heaven.

Hubbard Street Dancers Meredith Dincolo and Quinn B. Wharton in Casi-Casa by Mats Ek.© Todd Rosenberg. (Click image for larger version)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago – Casi-Casa, Blanco, PACOPEPEPLUTO, Untouched – Chicago

Ek’s movement teeters on the outer limits of emotion, barely contained and threatening to explode at the drop of a match, and there are numerous metaphoric lit matches in this piece – Casi-Casa.

Choreographer Mats Ek.© Lesley Leslie-Spinks. (Click image for larger version)

Mats Ek, Choreographer, working at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Ek laments the loss of dramatic repertory in today’s classical programming. “Many modern dancers don’t want that ‘reason’ for doing,” relegating drama in dance to childish pantomime, not serious business.

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