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    Friday, February 20, 2015

    We’ve just wrapped a new short film which will premiere as part of Thodos Dance Chicago’s 2015 winter concert beginning Saturday, February 20th at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, and continuing March 7th at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance.  The film features  seven choreographers whose works will appear in this […]

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    “MEARRA” on PBS-WYCC March 7th, 2015 @ 7PM

    Monday, February 9, 2015

    Kai Harding Entertainment is proud to announce that Emmy®-winning producer/director Christopher Kai Olsen has partnered with critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Linda Marie Smith to bring her legendary celtic story told through original music and multimedia to television. The ancient celtic legend of the Selkie is the setting for Mearra-Selkie from the Sea, a musical multimedia extravaganza […]

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    The “Lifeline” Happening at Thomas Masters Gallery

    Monday, January 26, 2015

    Kai Harding founder Chris Olsen recently partnered with Thodos Dance Chicago, Thomas Masters Gallery, and fashion designer Katrin Schnabl to develop a cross-disciplinary collaborative performance experience that eventually came to be known as “Lifelines”.  This invite-only “Happening”, composed of multilayered video projection, improvisational dance, electronic music, and wearable fabric sculpture, took place at the Thomas […]

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    The White City @ the Auditorium Theater!

    Monday, November 10, 2014

    You may have seen our recently created 3o second commercial broadcast spot on television this month (shown below), but in case you missed it, make sure to check out Thodos Dance Chicago’s critically acclaimed dance performance of THE WHITE CITY (featuring nearly an hour of original film projections created by filmmaker Chris Olsen and produced […]

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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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    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!    



    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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Mearra: Selkie from the Sea @ Old Town School of Music

Experience Linda Marie Smith’s latest live music show, “Mearra – Selkie From the Sea” Sunday, December 7th at 3pm, at the famed Old Town School of Music in Chicago. This family-friendly performance features an original adaptation of a classic Celtic tale told with original songs and performed with a eight piece ensemble, playing along to […]


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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!)


Sep / 19

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

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 […]