Hailed for her “thrilling power of momentum,” Maria Tallchief, a longtime Chicagoan, died April 11 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to family members. She was 88, reported The Chicago Tribune.
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago presents Alaska-born, Native American choreographer Emily Johnson and her company Catalyst in the Chicago premiere of The Thank-you Bar, also featuring the musical duo Blackfish. Performances are October 7 to 9 at The Dance Center, 1306 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago.
Reasons to dance may be as numerous as dancers themselves, but for the Soaring Eagles, it’s a way to connect with long-lost Native American ancestral roots