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    EMMY®-Nomination for A LIGHT IN THE DARK!

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    We are incredibly proud that KAI/Harding’s founder Chris Olsen was just nominated by the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of NATAS for his fourth EMMY award for the THODOS DANCE CHICAGO’S – A LIGHT IN THE DARK performance film! Huge thanks & kudos to Melissa Thodos, Ann Reinking, Bruce Wolosoff, Gail Ford, Rick Johnston, to the spectacular Thodos dancers, […]

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    A LIGHT IN THE DARK-Live at the Doudna-10/10/14

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    THODOS DANCE CHICAGO‘S acclaimed story ballet “A Light in the Dark: The story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan” (co-choreographed by Melissa Thodos and Broadway legend Ann Reinking, with music composed by Bruce Wolosoff) makes its return to the Midwest on October 10th, 2014 as part of Eastern Illinois University’s Fall Program at the Doudna […]

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    boy.girl.drum TO PREMIERE AT THE LRFF!

    Wednesday, May 1, 2013

    We’re proud to announce Chris Olsen’s newest film “boy.girl.drum” will make it’s World Premiere at the Little Rock Film Festival May 16th 2013! This film marks Chris’s FIFTH consecutive year at the fest, and we couldn’t be more excited! Stay tuned for more details, and enjoy the behind the scenes pics below!    

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    EMMY® NOMINATION for BENEATH THE WHITE CITY LIGHTS!

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    We’re thrilled to announce that Kai Harding filmmaker Chris Olsen has just been nominated for his third MIDWEST EMMY®-Award… this time for the dance documentary BENEATH THE WHITE CITY LIGHTS!  The film, which documents the creative process behind the Thodos Dance Chicago story ballet “THE WHITE CITY”, was recently nominated by the Chicago/Midwest chapter of the […]

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    FANCY coming to HOLLYWOOD!

    Friday, September 30, 2011

    Big FANCY news… Chris Olsen’s “tale of romance told through dance” will screen twice in October as part of the latest Cinema Speakeasy program – ‘Relationship Therapy for the Modern Human’! The first screening will be held in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, October 15th 2011, at Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood.  The following day (Sunday Oct. 16) […]

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    BUTTERFLY @ Chicago International Film Fest!

    Friday, October 17, 2008

    Chris Olsen’s dance film, Butterfly,will make its premiere at the 2008 Chicago International Film Festival as part of the “Illinoisemakers” short films program. The festival is open to the public. The film, a fascinating interpretation of artistic passion told through poetry, dance, and gorgeous cinematography, will play as part of the “Shorts 1” program, at the AMC River […]

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Nov / 3

BENEATH THE WHITE CITY LIGHTS on WYCC!

BENEATH THE WHITE CITY LIGHTS returns to Chicago with new broadcasts throughout October and November on PBS-WYCC including October 31st at 8PM, November 2nd at 9PM, and November 8th at 7PM, and many more! (Make sure to check the Calender for additional airdates!)

Aug / 28

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This summer, Kai/Harding joined founder Chris Olsen in a partnership with Mo Wagdy, Jonathan Becker, and two amazing crews of talented Chicago filmmakers on a Make-A-Wish Project for a 5 year old boy with Leukemia, with a dream of starring in his very own Giant Monster Movie! On Thursday August 28th nearly a thousand VIP […]

Feb / 13

A LIGHT IN THE DARK returns to Chicago in 2014!

THODOS DANCE CHICAGO‘S acclaimed story ballet “A Light in the Dark: The story of Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan” (co-choreographed by Melissa Thodos and Broadway legend Ann Reinking, with music composed by Bruce Wolosoff) makes its triumphant return to Chicago as part of TDC’s 2014 Winter Concert at the North Shore Center for the Performing […]