SPECIFIC WORKS REVIEWS
About Reality of a Dreamer by Sherry Zunker…
"…the crowd was literally screaming its appreciation of River North's Reality of a Dreamer, which ended the evening with sexy, steamy sizzle."
"…Each dancer was totally devoted to selling the emotional driving experience of Sherry Zunker Dow's creation…This sheer passion for dance can only be the product of years of hard work and a clear artistic vision…Few jazz/modern dance companies have the same professional zeal."
"[The dancers] punctuate their heartfelt anguish of love lost with an inspiring resilience."
About The Man That Got Away…
"…A humorous tale of an obviously unhappy lady wooing an imperturbable male. He stood immovable as she threw herself in anguish on his stony person. It was a pas de deux for one."
A Mi Manera…
"…a collection of styles…that was fresh and invigorating."
"The evening came to a rollicking close with another big company piece, "Mission," a joint work by Chaves and Zunker that begins in veiled mystery and quickly turns to rambunctious, dance-crazy fun in which each member of the company has a moment to shine. And shine they do."
RIVER NORTH CHICAGO DANCE COMPANY REVIEWS
"River North Chicago Dance Company was poetry in motion…in a program that was engaging, colorful, and exhilarating."
"…it was (an) 'everything for everyone' program, the kind that keeps you on the edge of your seat from the moment the curtain goes up. Indeed, everything was right about River North's program-the innovative choreography, the dancers' dramatic flair, the subtle lighting, the eclectic music mix."
"With energetic, marvelously trained performers and a gutsy, entertaining repertoire, River North has what it takes to survive in a tough arts market."
"The 14 dancers in the ensemble…display impeccable technique and a bravura performing style. And they are surrounded by superb production values, including beautifully designed costumes and artful lighting."
"With…dancers as wild and smooth as ages whiskey, River North is well on its way to being Chicago's next big export."
"River North Dance Company blew into town this week…(the Company) shows the dancers to be great at what they do…"
"Alcohol isn't the only intoxicant. Try River North Dance Company. The CHicago troupe worked its way into the bloodstream…in about four seconds flat and kept the buzz…going for a full 95 minutes."
"River North achieves a remarkable range…(it offers) a variety of styles and moods, partly because it taps a variety of choreographers."
"…strong dance ensembles are so invigorating…River North Dance Company fits the mold."
"Jazz dance never looked so…funny, mystical, poingant, inexplicable, sexy."
"River North Dance Company, arguable one of Chicago's most engaging troupes, prowls, sizzles, and floats…"
"Precision looks impressive in sharp, quick movements, but when you see long skeins of turns and dips and bends unfolding with perfect cohesion, the effect is hypnotic."
"River North Dance Company flooded Durango with wit, style, and energy."
"River North Dance Company blew into the Valley from Chicago and…looked fresh, hot, and eager to please…In 10 short pieces, they showed the complexity and emotional range that is possible within jazz dance."
"River North's program moves along at a snappy pace, satisfying dance neophytes and hardened critics alike."
"River North puts on a program that entertains everyone from the hard-core dance fan to the MTV crowd."
"River North is easily the best of the many Chicago companies determined to preseve Broadway…"
RCCL Freedom of The Seas
“Once Upon a Time, a smart comic musical (think Wicked) that marries fairy tales, pop tunes, incredible costumes, jazzy sets, stellar voices, sharp dancing and some hysterical moments. …This is one show I'd actually pay to see on land.”