“Synapse” by Nick Pupillo (Photo by MREID Photography)

The City of Chicago and the League of Chicago Theaters declared 2019 “The Year of Chicago Theatre.” But anyone who has been following dance in Chicago in recent years will attest to the fact that it is now time to declare a “Year of Chicago Dance.”

Ballet West, "Sinfonietta" (1); photo by Luke Isley

Can dance compete with blues and theater as one of Chicago's signature art forms? We talk to world-renowned dancer, Chicago native and creator of the Chicago Dancing Festival -- Lar Lubovitch.