Chris Olsen

A Light In The Dark – Documentary

I’ve been documenting the making of the new story ballet A LIGHT IN THE DARK from Ann Reinking and Melissa Thodos of Thodos Dance Chicago for nearly six months, and we’re less than a week a away from the preview performances at The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts

THE WHITE CITY returns to Chicago this Feb 9th, 2013!

So excited that THE WHITE CITY will return to the stage in Chicago Feb. 9th, 2013 at the Morraine Valley Performing Arts Center – Dorothy Menker Theater! It won’t be back for a while, so definitely grab tickets of you get the chance… And just in case you haven’t seen

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Just finished my new film boy.girl.drum… and I can’t wait to show it to you!

EMMY® NOMINATION for BENEATH THE WHITE CITY LIGHTS!

I’m proud to announce that my latest film BENEATH THE WHITE CITY LIGHTS has just been nominated for an EMMY®-Award !  The film, which documents the creative process behind the Thodos Dance Chicago story ballet “THE WHITE CITY”, was nominated in the “Outstanding Achievement for Documentary Programs – Cultural” category. 

BENEATH THE WHITE CITY LIGHTS ON PBS-WIPB

BENEATH THE WHITE CITY LIGHTS will air THREE TIMES during the month of October (2012) on Indiana’s PBS-WIPB (channel 49.1), to support the Indiana debut of the the Ann Reinking / Melissa Thodos story ballet THE WHITE CITY, appearing at Ball State’s Emens Auditorium on Nov 9th, 2012. The film,

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BENEATH THE WHITE CITY LIGHTS coming to LITTLE ROCK!

I’m thrilled to announce that my documentary on the making of  the critically acclaimed story ballet The White City: The Columbian Exposition of 1893 ( featuring co-creators Ann Reinking, Melissa Thodos and the company of  Thodos Dance Chicago) will make its Film Festival Premiere this Friday, June 1st, 2012 at

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BENEATH THE WHITE CITY LIGHTS on PBS!

Breaking News! My new Dance documentary featuring Ann Reinking, Melissa Thodos and the company of Thodos Dance Chicago premieres Thursday, February 23, 10:30pm on PBS-WTTW11! Amost exactly one year ago, I began designing, producing, and directing FOURTEEN original short films for a brand new Thodos Dance Chicago’s  story ballet called The White City: The

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FANCY dances its way to HOLLYWOOD this October!

Big FANCY news… my little “tale of romance told through dance” will screen twice next month as part of the latest Cinema Speakeasy program –  ‘Relationship Therapy for the Modern Human’! The first screening will be held in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, October 15th 2011, at Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood.  The NEXT screening will

A final Thanks to the 2011 Little Rock Film Fest!

Thanks again Little Rock Film Festival for showing me and KARL DAHL AND THE GOLDEN CUBE such wonderful hospitality… It’s great to have a fest where you can hang out with so many old friends, make so many new friends, and see SO MANY awesome new films in just under 48

Chris visits Little Rock’s ALICE 107.7FM!

REALLY looking forwards to chatting with Heather & DC of ALICE 107.7FM about KARL DAHL AND THE GOLDEN CUBE Thursday morning (June 2nd) at 9:30am! And don’t worry… If you’re NOT in Little Rock, you can still tune in from the web tomorrow LIVE via THIS LINK!

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