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

“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 […]

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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 […]