History in Motion: Giordano Dance Chicago
Presented by the Chicago Dance History Project
in conjunction with the Auditorium Theatre’s “Made in Chicago” Dance Series
Tuesday, June 6 from 6–7pm
Auditorium Theatre’s Katten-Landau Studio at Roosevelt University
Admission is FREE but space is limited. RSVP here.
Closing out the Auditorium Theatre’s “Made in Chicago” Dance Series is America’s original jazz dance company, Giordano Dance Chicago, performing celebrated work from its repertoire and premiering a new piece by Giordano dancer Joshua Blake Carter. In advance of the company’s June 10th performance, the Chicago Dance History Project explores the company’s 54-year history with a public discussion and demonstration.
This talk — the fifth in a series of events programmed by Chicago Dance History Project with local dance companies and the third in conjunction with the Auditorium’s “Made in Chicago” Dance Series — will focus on the legacy of the founder himself, Gus Giordano. CDHP Executive Director Jenai Cutcher will speak with Carter, Artistic Director Nan Giordano, and Executive Director Michael McStraw about the history of the company and how it permeates the work created today. How is the Giordano technique passed from one generation to the next? How does each role within the company – artistic and administrative – work to carry its history, style, and mission forward? Please join us in this discovery and bring your own questions.