He’s a choreographer by trade, but for Joshua Blake Carter, 30, dance extends into all areas of life. He wears stretch denim to fit his bulky legs, favors shoes that can stand a sweat, and knows where to find the city’s best power food. Ahead of premiering work with Nomi Dance Company on May 20, the Uptown resident shares his favorites.
I buy so much Trader Joe’s trail mix that people have started giving it to me for Christmas.
The Midnight Hour at Agami Sushi. It’s gin, St. Germain, and Sauvignon Blanc. You should really only have one.
Fiber by American Crew gives your hair a nice shape. Just add a little hair spray, and it’s perfect.
Masseur Eric Wallbruch. He works out of his home.
Hot wings at Wilde Bar & Restaurant or margaritas at Fiesta Mexicana.
Best view of the city
Millennium Park from Cindy’s at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel in the summertime right at dusk.
Laura Mvula with Metropole Orkest. She’s a jazzy soul singer, but she has a whole band behind her.
Favorite Chicago landmark
The Auditorium Theatre. It’s a prestigious place to perform, but it’s also magnificent to be a spectator there.