boy.girl.drum TO PREMIERE AT THE LRFF!

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!    

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

boy.girl.drum

With great honor, we’re proud to announce Chris Olsen’s newest film “boy.girl.drum“.  We’ll add details as we can, but having just completed principal photography, we’re a little buried helping Chris cut and finish the piece!  Even so, we’ve compiled quite a number of fantastic behind the scenes pics, and we just had to share, so […]

BENEATH THE WHITE CITY LIGHTS on PBS-WTTW!

Exciting news!  Our new Dance documentary featuring Ann Reinking, Melissa Thodos and the company of Thodos Dance Chicago premieres Thursday, February 23, 10:30pm on WTTW11! As you may know, in early 2011, Emmy Award®-winning Chicago filmmaker Christopher Kai Olsen created nearly 50 minutes of original film projections for Thodos Dance Chicago’s  multimedia story ballet The […]

THE WHITE CITY Returns to Chicago… AGAIN!

STILL haven’t seen the critically acclaimed  THE WHITE CITY story ballet?  Well guess what? IT’S COMING BACK TO THE HARRIS THEATER (CHICAGO) FOR TWO MORE NIGHTS!  This critically acclaimed show from Ann Reinking and Melissa Thodos (chosen “BEST DANCE of 2011” by the Sun Times) is absolutely amazing, so get your tickets NOW for an evening filled with wondorus […]

THE WHITE CITY returns to CHICAGO!

Did you miss the critically acclaimed THE WHITE CITY story ballet this past spring?  Well lucky for you, the show, which in addition to an amazing cast, brilliant costumes, and stunning choreography also features nearly 50 minutes of original film projections (directed by Chris Olsen, and produced here at Kai Harding), is coming back to Chicago!  The next staging will play […]

The story behind the Thodos Dance “THE WHITE CITY”

The White City, the new Story Ballet I’ve been working on with broadway legend Ann Reinking and Chicago choreographer Melissa Thodos, is finally live and on stage!  The show features spectacular direction and choreography from Melissa and Ann, the amazing Thodos Dance Chicago dancers, incredible live music from the Carpe Diem Quartet, awesome period costumes by […]