Simone Larson is an Evanstonian living in Brooklyn.
Once a month at The Flea Theater, the stage lights dim, movement halts, and music is silenced; the audience comes alive. Dance Conversations @ The Flea, a free monthly performance curated by Nina Winthrop, presents works-in-progress performed by artists unafraid of experimenting with new ideas and forms.
Modern dance is the only American art form originated solely by women. These pioneers founded an expressive, floor-centered movement, subsequently grounding the airy ballet. However, modern dance has been taken over by men.
Looking back on a life can lead in multiple directions. Self-reflection, for many, leads to the doors of others, or in the case of Risa Jaroslow, the mailboxes.