THE ENTERTAINMENT CORNER – “Emmy®-Winning Filmmaker Christopher Olsen – A LIGHT IN THE DARK and documentary SHINE”

A great article on both SHINE and A LIGHT IN THE DARK from THE ENTERTAINMENT CORNER! (Written by Mireille Miskulin, Published 9/2/2013) “Emmy®-Winning Filmmaker Christopher Olsen-A LIGHT IN THE DARK and documentary SHINE”

A LIGHT IN THE DARK – ON FILM!

I suppose we’re not letting too many cats out of the bag, but in case you haven’t guessed already, we’re presently in production on two new films with Ann Reinking, Melissa Thodos, and Thodos Dance Chicago, this time focusing on their A LIGHT IN THE DARK story ballet, which interprets the story of Helen Keller […]

EMMY® NOMINATION for BENEATH THE WHITE CITY LIGHTS!

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 […]

ROGUE BALLERINA – “Spotlight Shines on White City Doc”

Thanks so much for the BENEATH THE WHITE CITY LIGHTS coverage from ROGUE BALLERINA! (Written by: Vicki Crain, Published on 2/21/2012) (2/21/2012) Vicki Crain of ROGUE BALLERINA – “Spotlight Shines on White City Doc”  

ANNOUNCING “BENEATH THE WHITE CITY LIGHTS”

Phew! It’s been a crazy couple of months, but we’re finally able to talk about some of  our recent projects!  First off, we’ve been in production on an amazing new film documenting the creation and production of the new Thodos Dance Chicago story ballet “The White City: The Columbian Exposition of 1893”!  This new, completely […]

FOSSE:PRELUDE on YouTube!

Wow, it’s been a grand year with Fosse:Prelude!  From the initial inspiring lunch with Melissa Thodos of Thodos Dance Chicago at Vong’s Thai Kitchen in the Fall of 2009, to the first days of production working with Ann Reinking and the dancers, to the national tour the film took as it accompanied “the Fosse Trilogy” […]

“FOSSE:PRELUDE” @ BIG BEAR LAKE FILM FEST

In 2009, dance legend Ann Reinking partnered with iconic choreographer Melissa Thodos to combine three historic Bob Fosse dances (Mexican Breakfast, Tijuana Shuffle, and Cool Hand Luke) together with original Reinking choreographic transitions as a new unified presentation called THE FOSSE TRILOGY.  Filmmaker Chris Olsen and the Kai Harding team were brought in to document […]

Heading to the 2008 (Midwest) EMMYs!

Kai Harding filmmaker Chris Olsen received two nominations September 9th 2008, at the 50th annual Midwest Emmy Awards Nomination Party, held on the 16th floor of Trump’s Chicago Hotel and Tower. The event, hosted by renowned film critic Richard Roeper, recognizes excellence in broadcasting achievements for the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts […]