In this first part of a three series feature, we highlight individuals who have played a role in Lady Sol’s journey, which has taken her from Chicago to New York, from New York to LA, and finally, back home in our Windy City.
GiGi Tonye’ talks about building opportunity and unity in the city of Chicago, transitioning full-time into the arts from a career in healthcare, and her #Dance4OurLives event this Memorial Day Weekend!
Sarah Barnhardt and Justin Kimball of the Comedy Dance Collective talk about combining comedy and movement, and their upcoming 4D show at the iO Theater! Also catch them at the Carnival Choreographer’s Ball on May 10th, and the Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival May 17th!
Coming back to Chicago for the PhiNix Showcase and Prelude Midwest, Crystal Fong talks about the origins of PhiNix Dance Crew at the University of Chicago, finding dance again in the East Coast, and repping Jersey with ARC - A Rhythm Company! Also boba. 😂
Ping Quach, founder of PNG talks about empowering dancers as a director, building community through dance, and the origins of .JPG, .PDF, and .PNG (plus 100 other dance organizations Ping has started. And I'm only partially kidding.)
Rowan Quinain talks about being too nervous to try out for Hypnotik, training for the Army Reserves, and bringing spinach everywhere he goes. (Not really that last one, but that's something he does now. Because army.) 😂