Reviews and Previews

The Origins of the Word: Amina Ross curates ECLIPSING Festival with Creatives who Mobilize Darkness. Danielle Levsky, Scapi Magazine, Feb. 1, 2018

At the Eclipsing Festival, Amina Ross wants you to find the light in darkness. Oliver Sava, Chicago Reader, Jan. 30, 2018

“If Left Unchecked” Lays Out the Puzzle Pieces of Female Rage. Lauren Warnecke, See Chicago Dance, Jan. 26, 2018

Catalyst Movmnt showcases the experiences of black womyn through dances of their own making. Irene Hsiao, Chicago Reader, Jan. 4, 2018

Dance Top 5: January 2018. Sharon Hoyer, Newcity Stage, Jan. 2, 2018

January Art Picks. Sixty Inches From Center, Jan 1, 2018

A Terrible and Beautiful Time: Performances at Links Hall Capture the Creative American Zeitgeist. Sharon Hoyer, Newcity Stage, Dec 29, 2017

‘Bad-Ass Lady Singing Vanguard’ Makes Multimedia Work in The Distant Flight of Birds. Daniel Johanson, Scapi Magazine, Dec 21, 2017

B-BOY REVISITED: THE CATCH WRECK BATTLE RECAP. Joseph Lu, Mild Sauce, Dec 5, 2017

Dance Top 5: December 2017. Sharon Hoyer, Newcity Stage, December 1, 2017.

Links Hall turns trading post for a festival of artistic exchange. Oliver Sava, Chicago Reader, Nov. 29, 2017

Links Hall Cofounder Bob Eisen Celebrates His 70th Birthday with a Performance and Party Tonight. Matt de la Pena, Chicago Reader, Aug. 3, 2017.

Winifred Haun & Dancers Announces 2017-18 Season. BroadwayWorld.com, BroadwayWorld.com, July 18, 2017.

#SayTheirNames: a Dance Performance Draws Connections between Sandra Bland and Two Black Women Activists. Matt de la Pena, Chicago Reader, July 11, 2017.

Esoteric Dance Project’s Perspective Keeps Things Simple, Funny, and Relatable. Matt de la Pena, Chicago Reader, June19, 2017,

Review: Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak Presents Crowd with Movement Sleuths. Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune, Dec.17, 2016,

Cerqua Rivera Dance’s Fall Works Got a Little Extra Breathing Room. Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune, Sept. 20, 2016,

Older Dancers Take Back the Stage for Upcoming aMID Festival. Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune, 21 Jan. 2016,

LinkUP Artists Confront Cultural Differences – Oct 2, 2015– Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune.

Out of Balanz from Denmark/Finland will be presented in Chicago on July 31 to August 2, 2014– July 15, 2015– The Danish Pioneer

VIRGINIA GRISE WITH SHARON BRIDGFORTH: RIVER SEE AND THEATRICAL JAZZ – May 1, 2015– The Conversant

Review: ‘Neel’ is the Stuff of Dreams and Nightmares– April 22, 2015– Lauren Warnecke, Art Intercepts

In ‘Neel,’ Indian dance gets tangled up in blue – April 19, 2015– Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune

Review: Loosen Up, LinkUP (or maybe don’t)… – Mar 30, 2015 – Lauren Warnecke, Art Intercepts

Chicago’s Guide to March: 35 Events to Get You Out of the House – March 6, 2015 – Lisa White, Chicagoist

Nasty, Brutish, & Short: A Puppet Cabaret – Program B – January 27, 2015– Steven Villa, The Independent

Review: Nasty, Brutish & Short Presents/Links Hall– January 21, 2015– Newcity Stage

Chicago: Poonie’s Cabaret Presents: IN THESE BOXES- Oct 30, 2014– Maurice Moore, Best Events

POONIE’S Cabaret Presents World AIDS Day Performance of Dudley Saunders’ IN THESE BOXES, 11/30 – Oct 18, 2014– BWW News Desk

Preview: Trade Winds & Aires de Cambio/Hedwig Dances and DanzAbierta – October 6, 2014– Newcity Stage

Choreographer Jan Bartoszek makes Cuban connections – Sept. 6, 2014– Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune

In da River with River See (Documentary) – August 11, 2014– Daviel Shy, New Dramatists

Storytelling gets physical at inaugural Links Hall festival– July 22, 2014– Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune

Chicago en la vanguardia teatral – July 18, 2014– Irene Tostado, La Raza

Best Behind-the-Scenes Dance Series– Jun 25, 2014– Jena Cutie, Chicago Reader

Wading in the Waters of the River See (p/review) – June 21, 2014– Lauren Warnecke, Art Intercepts

SCOTTISH PLAY SCOTT Queer performance art pollination – May 21, 2014– Scott C. Morgan, Windy City Times

The dance of waiting in Lucky Plush’s ‘Queue’ – May 9, 2014 – Laura Molzahn, Chicago Tribune

POONIES AT PATRICK’S CABARET THIS WEEKEND – FEBRUARY 27, 2014– Sheila Regan, CityPages

Revisiting a Time When You Could Look but Not Touch– January 27, 2014– Alicia Eler, Hyperallergic

New Blood – January 15, 2014– Ayo, Chicago Contemporary Art Seminar

When Art Spaces Go Extinct– Oct. 25, 2013– Alicia Eler, Hyperallergenic

River See Opens at Pillsbury House – April 11, 2013– Sheila Regan, CityPages

GeneXus USA Launches Smart Device App for Links Halls Annual Event, THAW– Mar 12, 2013– Reena Prima, Built in Chicago

Links Hall to Present CORE OF THE PUDEL at Spring 2013 LinkUp Showcase, 3/23-25 – Mar 12, 2013– Broadwayworld.com

Reflections of Grace and Gratitude – Feb. 2013– Sharon Bridgforth, National Performance Network

Links Hall LinkUP Showcase- Sept 21, 2012– Andrea Black, freelance blogger

LINKS HALL THAW BENEFIT: AN EVENING OF HOT BALLYHOO – Feb. 22, 2012– XMarx

Poonie’s Cabaret – June 21, 2010– Blog: This is Your Brain on Dance

Poonie’s Faburet – Mar 3, 2009-Trailerpilot, freelance blogger