Headshots by Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth: Mario LaMothe

May 27, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Mario is cocoa skin toned with black and grey dreadlocks. He wears a lilac buttoned down short sleeved shirt. He is smiling and looking at the camera. Mario LaMothePhoto: Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth


2022 Chicago Dance Summit

May 16, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Headshots by Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth at FUTURE PRESENT: 2022 Chicago Dance Summit

Saturday, May 14, 2022


 


Let's Dance! Year of Dance Chicago x Andersonville, April 30, 2022

May 02, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Photos: Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth

Go to viewing gallery here.

 

Mayor Lightfoot, DCASE and the Local Dance Community Designate 2022 as The “Year of Chicago Dance”

Citywide, year-long focus on dance will address critical issues facing Chicago’s dancers and the field of dance including funding, space, and capacity building.


Andersonville hosted a day of celebration for the Year of Chicago Dance on Saturday, April 30, 2022 [read Block Club Chicago feature].

 

Trey Elder, of music group Quiet Pterodactyl, served as emcee and the event’s “music mix master guru.”

Sponsors of the event include:

Andersonville Chamber of Commerce

Chicago Dance Supply

Swedish American Museum

Edgewater Historical Society

State Rep. Kelly Cassidy

 

Participating dance groups include:

Helen C. Peirce School

Desueño Dance 

Illinois Center for Kathak 

Chicago Casineros 

Nordic Folk Dancers of Chicago 

Chicago Tap Theatre 

Glenwood Dance Studio 

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Youth Company 

312 Movement 

The Met Down 

Joel Hall Dancers

 


 


Photos from the Reader editorial union’s rally on April 21, 2022.

April 28, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Reader editorial editorial team hold signs: Free the Reader, Save the Reader at a rally on a sunny day.Sun and solidarity

Sun and solidarity

Photos from the Reader editorial union’s rally on April 21, 2022.

by Reader staff April 28, 2022

On April 21, the Reader editorial union rallied with labor allies, nonunion staff, and supporters outside the Lakeview mansion of the newspaper’s co-owner, Leonard C. Goodman, to demand he allow its long-planned transition to a nonprofit to proceed. The demonstration attracted national media attention, and helped break a four-month stalemate between opposing factions on the Reader’s board. 

On Tuesday, April 26, Goodman announced he and three board members allied with him were stepping down.—Jim Daley

https://chicagoreader.com/news-politics/news/sun-and-solidarity/
 

 


Praize Productions Inc. Red Carpet Movie Premiere of NINE

April 03, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

From Praize Productions

During a global pandemic, we all have had the opportunity to step back, take time and reevaluate the world as we know it. Praize Productions Inc. has taken that space to reimagine it’s ninth theatrical production into its first motion picture entitled NINE!

Masterfully weaving dance, spoken word and music, NINE brings to life a story of self-discovery, healing, and triumph in a one-of-a-kind experience that only the award-winning PPI can create.

Come experience an evening of Black Excellence, as Praize Productions Inc. brings Hollywood to the South Side of Chicago with its red carpet movie premiere of NINE.

 

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