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Temur Suluashvili and Lucia Connolly in rehearsal for “The Nutcracker.” (Photo by Todd Rosenberg)

The new documentary “Making a New American Nutcracker” premieres on WTTW. We speak with the Joffrey Ballet’s artistic director and the film’s producer.

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(Courtesy of Nordstrom)

They’ve strutted across high-end runways and for fast-fashion TV commercials. Now, the Hiplet dancers are showing Chicago Tonight how they’ve worked for their success.

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(Courtesy of Lyric Opera of Chicago)

Choreographer John Neumeier is in the sixth decade of a career that’s still going strong, and his latest project marks an unprecedented Chicago collaboration.

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Merce Cunningham, 2008. (Cameron Wittig, courtesy of Walker Art Center, Minneapolis)

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago joined forces with the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis for a dual exhibition about an artist of dance who worked with celebrated artists of other disciplines.

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Justin Peck

The Joffrey Ballet recently reimagined Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker”– and the company is now moving to the pulse of popular music.

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“Hamilton” dancer Yossi Chaikin. (Chicago Tonight)

One of the dance captains of “Hamilton” taught a master class at a Chicago school for the arts. We were there to witness the cultural exchange.

Hubbard Street Dance stages a tribute to the international choreographer

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William Forsythe rehearses N.N.N.N. with Hubbard Street Dancers Ana Lopez, Alicia Delgadillo, and Emilie Leriche (Photo / Todd Rosenberg)

The internationally recognized choreographer discusses his history with the Joffrey Ballet, the de-gendering of ballet, and who – if not him – acts as the true successor to the father of American Ballet.

The Joffrey Ballet just hired 10 new dancers; you may have already met 2 of them

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Joffrey Ballet's 10 new dancers (Photos courtesy Joffrey Ballet)

New Joffrey Ballet dancers speak about their experience with crafting public persona in the world of professional ballet. 

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The Joffrey Ballet presents "Millennials" Sept. 16-20 at the Auditorium Theatre.

Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon is in town to work with veterans of his choreographic style at the Joffrey Ballet and some new kids on the block – the Joffrey recently added 10 dancers to the company. Wheeldon joins us in advance of the Joffrey's 60th anniversary season, kicking off Wednesday with the program Millennials.

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Art, dance, music and theater: Get the best of everything in our guide to fall arts in Chicago.

Company Celebrates 25 Years with Showcase of Athletic Dance

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On the eve of their milestone silver anniversary, River North Dance Chicago gets a rehearsal room visit from Chicago Tonight.

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Dancer Misty Copeland joins us to talk about her rocky upbringing and her against-the-odds success in the world of ballet. 

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We meet a group of dancers who prove that breakdance and Johann Sebastian Bach can work well together.  

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Ballet West, "Sinfonietta" (1); photo by Luke Isley

Can dance compete with blues and theater as one of Chicago's signature art forms? We talk to world-renowned dancer, Chicago native and creator of the Chicago Dancing Festival -- Lar Lubovitch.