CHICAGO INSPIRED

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 […]

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

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 […]

The “Lifeline” Happening at Thomas Masters Gallery

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 […]

Chicago Sun Times – Thodos Dance Chicago program runs the gamut of styles

Wonderful Review of the November 29th, 2014 Thodos Dance Chicago performances of WHITE CITY and more at the Auditorium Theater!! (Written by: Hedy Weiss, Published 12/2/2014) “Thodos Dance Chicago program runs the gamut of styles”

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 […]

The White City @ the Auditorium Theater!

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 […]

EMMY®-Nomination for A LIGHT IN THE DARK!

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, […]

Madzilla-Beneath The Scales

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 […]

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 […]

SUNRISE

Feeling the autumn chill? Warm up with Danielle Scanlon & Brian Hare in SUNRISE. Photography/Direction/Editorial: CK Olsen Production Company: Kai Harding Music: Courtesy Killer Tracks (killertracks.com) Hair/Makeup: Paula Weese Wardrobe: H Stance ©2013 Kai Harding, Inc blog.kaiharding.com