9/14 – 9/15: On faculty at Brighton Dance Festival in Michigan. BDF is an annual summer event that includes a wide range of intensive training classes taught by professional dance educators, company directors and choreographers.
5/23: Premiering a new duet at Chi Dance Fest 2021 hosted by Simantikos Chicago Dance, in collaboration with Christina Morrison. Outdoors at El Paseo Community Garden, Chicago, IL
3/1: Premiering the dance film “schema” virtually through Still Inspired(?)’s 7th season.
8/3 – 8/7: On faculty at Brighton Dance Festival in Michigan. BDF is an annual summer event that includes a wide range of intensive training classes taught by professional dance educators, company directors and choreographers. *VIRTUAL*
6/26: Premiering the dance film “Reverence 6” virtually at DanceChance hosted by DanceWorks Chicago.
2/21 – 2/22: Still Inspired(?): Influence spring show. Performing the works of Lizzie MacKenzie, Annie Conway, and Lauren Blane. Still Inspired (?) is a dance performance showcasing the inspirations of multiple independent dance and visual artists. With four pieces and four choreographers, the performance attempts to share visions within the realm of art between “still” and “live.” This season, Still Inspired (?) will feature local Chicago visual artist, Mary Porterfield.
1/23: Performing the premier of a new work, “I, we, three.” in collaboration with Alexandra Stilianos. Emerging Choreographer’s Showcase, part of Trifecta Dance Collective’s A New Light festival. Stage 773, Chicago, IL
11/23 – 1 1/24: Performing “eventually our minds forget the details in our hearts” choreographed by Abigail Stachnik. Take Up Space is a dance festival focused on female choreographers hosted by Peckish Rhodes Performing Arts Society and Moon Water Dance Project. The Den Theater, Chicago, IL
11/10: FUSED, an evening of works presented by Francesca Baron and Kaela Norwood, LINKS Hall, Chicago IL
11/8: Performing the self choreographed solo, “Float the Brain”, at College of Dupage Fall Concert as an invited Guest Artist. Belushi Performance Hall, Glen Ellyn, IL
10/16 – 10/20: Residency at Lindenwood University, teaching daily class and creating a new work on the dancers to be premiered at their annual Fall Concert, St. Charles, MO
9/20 -9/21: Performing “choices” choreographed by Kaela Norwood. The Forward March of Women, is part one of the Art + Activism series presented by Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble. Ebenzener Lutheran Church, Chicago IL
8/23 – 8/25: Performing “soft landing” choreographed by Maxine Patronik. Choreographers Showcase, Detroit Dance Festival, Detroit MI
6/19 – 6/23: Premiering “Idiosyncrasy Frequency” at NEW Dances 2019, hosted by Thodos Dance Chicago + Danceworks. Atheneaum Theater, Black Box, Chicago IL
6/14 – 6/15: Presenting “Do Not Disturb (fissures)”. EMERGENCE Showcase hosted by Alluvion Dance Chicago. The Edge Theater, Chicago IL
5/25: Performing “4 x 4” choreographed by Katie Florez and “Unprotected Set” choreographed by Roderick George. LINK Salt Contemporary Dance. Marriott Center for Dance, Salt Lake City, UT
Everything in the universe has rhythm; Everything dances. — maya angelou This is the first post on my new blog. I’m just getting this new blog going, so stay tuned for more. Subscribe below to get notified when I post new updates. xx, Frankie
I have been so lucky and honored to have been 1 of 6 selected choreographers to create new work on the talented dancers in Chicago. New Dances, now co-hosted by Thodos Dance Chicago and Danceworks Chicago, has been around for more than 30 years and has been the city’s most extensive in-house incubation programs. It… Read more