Dance Professor's Work Earns Rave Review

 Paula Frasz, professor of Dance in the NIU School of Theatre and Dance, has choreographed a new piece entitled "Frida" for the current season of Aerial Dance Chicago.

In the Chicago Tribune, critic Sid Smith noted "One decidedly welcome addition is "Frida," by veteran area dance maker Paula Frasz. Frasz offers an intricate, elaborate work that slyly doesn't belabor the aerial aspects, but turns instead on standard choreography that here and there finds its way into a hanging, trapeze-like circle." Smith later states "In a piece abstractly about artist Frida Kahlo's struggles and pains, the image is a haunting one, part of a piece that eventually makes rushing use of its corps and nicely plays off its music by Alfredo Rolando Ortiz and Rodrigo Y Gabriela."

This year's Aerial Dance Chicago show is called "Garden of Souls" and can be seen through June 10 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, Chicago.

Congratulations, Paula!

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