Chicago Dance Month Roundup

By Sid Smith
Chicago Dance Month is winding down and nearing its closing, but that doesn't mean the activity itself is waning--a flurry of events this weekend and next week assures this new April venture will go out with a bang, not a whimper.

Compagnie Marie Chouinard

By Sid Smith
Choreography--and all art, for that matter--springs from unseen places, a mysterious process of creation that stems from plenty of sources, artists report, from personal experience to global events.
Marie Chouinard, the Montreal-based choreographer whose eponymous company is about to visit the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, has about as singular a source for her version of "The Rite of Spring" as you can imagine: an hallucinatory vision.