Second Stories-Part 1

Big thanks to the incomparable Ms Natalie Tursi for burning this out with me today! Looking forwards to “Part 2” with the always awesome Robert McKee! *Photography/Direction/Choreography: CK Olsen *Production Company: Kai Harding

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

DAYLIGHT

Presenting DAYLIGHT featuring the immensely talented Danielle Scanlon! *Photography/Direction/Choreography: CK Olsen *Production Company: Kai Harding *Music: Courtesy Killer Tracks (killertracks.com) ©2013 Kai Harding, Inc. blog.kaiharding.com

Excerpts from A LIGHT IN THE DARK

We thought you might enjoy a sneak peek at recent footage from our upcoming documentary about A LIGHT IN THE DARK, the new story ballet from Ann Reinking, Melissa Thodos, and Thodos Dance Chicago, which interprets the story of Helen Keller and Ann Sullivan through dance. Make sure to see the Chicago Premiere at the […]

THE WHITE CITY returns to Chicago February 9th 2013!

Great news!! The amazing  THE WHITE CITY story ballet is back in Chicago Feb. 9th, 2013, this time at the Morraine Valley Performing Arts Center – Dorothy Menker Theater! It won’t be back for a while, so definitely grab tickets if you get the chance… And just in case you haven’t seen it, check out […]