Tyego Dance Project

Artistic Directors
August Tye
Aimee Tye    Sarah Ford

Tyego Dance Project in residence at
The Hyde Park School of Ballet*


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5650 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

office phone 773-493-8498
office fax 773-493-8508


*Click below for The Hyde Park School of Ballet Class Schedule

www.hydeparkschoolofballet.org


Reviews


3-12-99

August Tye's choreography looks like something out of an urban dance club: earthy, seductive, full of attitude.
- Lynn Voedisch, Chicago Tribune


3-5-99

Tye shows a concise imagination in putting movement to theatrical use - these are large pleasures with still larger pleasures promised.
- Terry Brennan, Chicago Reader

2-26-99

August Tye may not be the first choreographer to put a new spin on the classical vocabulary but she's one of the most insouciant, transforming the taut shapes of ballet into something pert rather than uptight.

Aimee Tye, a tiny woman, has the force of a virago.

In Picasso, performed to a Kurt Elling/Laurence Hobgood setting of a Gwendolyn Brooks Poem, Tye experiments with the weight-bearing potential of the dancers, placing them in various towers and slow building piles, capturing the jazz scores unpredictability and suspension.
- Laura Molzahn, Critics Choice, Chicago Reader

2-17-99

Innovative.
- Lloyd Sachs, Chicago Sun Times

2-17-99

The Chicago Picasso, with Kurt Elling and pianist Laurence Hobgood's free-ranging musical setting of Gwendolyn Brooks' poem, finds sleek accompaniment in jazzy, Fosse-tinged choreography.
- Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

2-12-99

Elling and Tye suit each other well: both produce work that is smart, sexy and wonderfully inventive, and both know how to throw a line into disarray with a seemingly intuitive quirk, then let it snap back into place.

Tye uses the classical vocabulary to create structures ballet masters never envisioned.
- Neil Tesser, Critic's Choice, Chicago Reader

10-16-99

Tyego Dance Project features stunning dancing . . .astonishing technique . . .pointework seamlessly integrated into jazzy choreography . . .sizzling.
- Terry Brennan, Chicago Reader

2-28-97

August's partner and muse is her sister Aimee Tye, one of Chicago's finest dancers. Like Sylvie Guillem, Aimee Tye has balletic control that allows her to push the expressive envelope-an extraordinary creature whose control is matched by a wholesome self effacement onstage.

August Tye brings to the Chicago dance scene a knowing hybrid of perceptions and a style that's not about intimacy or energy or provocation but the larger than life: her work.




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