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I do, I do again, I still do

Jay Franke

Created for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s Choreographic Workshop and premiered at the Athenaeum Theater in 2001.

First performed by DanceWorks Chicago at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts in Chicago, IL on September 30, 2008.

“Jay Franke takes a jive-inspired approach to marriage, children and old age. In I Do, I Do Again, I Still Do, he suggests the bleaker undercurrents of the life cycle. With a movie-musical peppiness, a bride and groom flit joyously through the first section. We next see the man struggling to lift his now-pregnant wife as the cheery music continues. Lastly, the couple has grown old and — without losing their comedic flare — tries desperately to totter toward each other with the help of their canes.”

–Laura Molzahn, Chicago Dance Examiner