The Columbia Chronicle

‘Songs of the Wanderers’ returns to Chicago

‘Songs of the Wanderers’ returns to Chicago

March 17, 2014

The Columbia Dance Center’s collaboration with Taiwan’s most notable dance company is helping the Dance Department to better market itself. Columbia’s Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., co-presented “Songs of the Wanderers” with Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan from Ma...

Interactive art

By Biana Smith

January 27, 2014

The Chicago Cultural Center has hosted many art exhibits in its time, but the historic institution will make itself the center  of  attention with its upcoming exhibition “aroundcenter”.From Feb. 1 to April 27, “aroundcenter” will explore the architectural and historical importance of the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., through multiple artistic mediums such as painting, sculpture and videography, a...

The art of funds

By Alexandra Kukulka

January 23, 2012

The lights dim, and on stage, performers are in position to start their dance as an orchestra lifts its instruments in preparation for the conductor to give the cue. As the audience waits in anticipation for what comes next, few stop to think about the show's expenses, which could be costly.In an effort to ease the burden on the performing arts, the National Endowment for the Arts recently gave Columbia’s Dance Center and...

Playboy’s calling

By Shardae Smith

October 18, 2010

Playboy is looking for the hottest girls on campus.Columbia senior marketing major Kristen Sidor was selected from hundreds of entrants who applied to Playboy.com and is among the contest’s eight finalists.Sidor said she heard of the contest from being Facebook friends with Playboy. She said it took a month after submitting her application and photos to the contest for the magazine to e-mail her back.“The first e-mail said ...

Merce Cunningham showcased at Columbia

By BenitaZepeda

September 28, 2009

Columbia will be welcoming the Merce Cunningham Dance Company to debut two different events at the Dance Center, located at 1306 S. Michigan Ave., from Thursday, Oct. 1 through Saturday, Oct. 3. The performances will also showcase the work of two Columbia faculty members.The events are called Chicago Event 1 and Chicago Event 2, and run 75 minutes each.  Chicago Event 1 will be performed at the Thursday night show and the Saturday matinee, and C...

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