History in Motion: Sono’s Journey

History in Motion: Dance in Chicago, Past and Present
Presented by the Chicago Dance History Project, in conjunction with the Auditorium Theatre’s “Made in Chicago” Dance Series
Wednesday, January 6 from 6–7:30pm
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, first-floor theater
915 East 60th Street
During its second engagement at the Auditorium Theatre on January 9, Thodos Dance Chicago premiered Sono’s Journey alongside mixed repertory by Garfield Lemonius, Taylor Mitchell, and founder and artistic director Melissa Thodos. This talk on January 6 — the second in a series of events programmed by Chicago Dance History Project in conjunction with the Auditorium’s “Made in Chicago” Dance Series — focused on the inspirations for Sono’s Journey: Japanese-American dance artist Sono Osato, and her family’s experiences in Chicago. An esteemed panel included Thodos; Sonia Cooke, President of Garden of the Phoenix Foundation; Sharon Lear, president of Thodos Dance Chicago’s board of directors; and senior company member Jessica Miller Tomlinson, one of the dancers portraying Osato in Sono’s Journey. Stay tuned for details regarding further “History in Motion” events coming in spring 2016.


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