“Artistic Director Venetia Stifler and her CDI - Concert Dance Inc. are marking 30 years on the dance scene – an impressive achievement, all the more so in an art famous for its casualties.”
— Timeout Chicago
“Lyrical beautifully designed work.”
— The Chicago Magazine
“Every aspect of the choreography is truly satisfying.”
— The Herald- Scotland
“Artistic Director Venetia Stifler continues to push the creative button of CDI.”
— The Chicago Tribune
“A revival of Stifler’s “El Salon Mexico”was a highlight of the night.”
— The Chicago Tribune
“(Venetia Stifler) ...a highly skilled choreographer...” ” authentic choreographic talent...”
— Ann Barzel (Dance Magazine & Stagebill)
“...inspired by the magnetic stage presence of its interpreter (Venetia Stifler)” ”...frames the space with simplest weighted gestures... ”
— Jennifer Dunning (The New York Times)
“A witty interaction between art forms”
— The Times (Scotland)
“ of the best works I’ve ever seen by a Chicago choreographer”
— Gale Kappe (Chicago Magazine)
“This music is to important to not be heard again and again (Aftermath, Ned Rorem) ”...the dancers made every fluid movement resonate with stark emotion.”
— John von Rhein (Chicago Tribune)
“The music, movement and visuals blend together to form a stunning artistic creation. ”
— Robert Sturm (Windy City Times)
“(Venetia Stifler) ...she frames the space about her with the simplest weighted gestures of her livid arms. It is Isadora Duncan without the skips and falls.”
— Jennifer Dunning (The New York Times)