The Chicago Dance History Project is looking to feature a few short performances and/or mini movement workshops to be presented during our upcoming Transcript-A-Thon, co-hosted by Old Town School of Folk Music. Engage with the Chicago dance history community by sharing a performance or movement activity to showcase how Chicago has shaped dance — and how, in turn, dance has shaped Chicago. Please see details … Continue reading Calling all Chicago dancers, choreographers & arts educators!
Before our interview with Dame Libby Komaiko at Ensemble Espanol, Dame Komaiko and Imra Suárez Ruíz gave us a fabulous tour of Ensemble Espanol’s studios. Not only did we get to look at some great photos of the company, but we also got some pictures of the costumes from all over Spain! All photos courtesy of Ashley Deran. Continue reading An Afternoon at Ensemble Espanol
We are proud to announce that CDHP has received a Media Development grant from the Illinois Humanities Council. This support will allow us to consult with a digital humanities expert on our archive, hire crews to shoot interviews and events, store our digital materials, and interview individuals vital to Chicago dance history who now live elsewhere. CDHP is pleased to be partnering with the Auditorium Theatre for its … Continue reading Good News
Chicago Film Archives hosted a screening of George Nierenberg’s beautiful documentary, No Maps On My Taps, at the Black Cinema House on July 10, 2015. Jenai Cutcher West talked tap with Reggio McLaughlin and Bril Barrett afterwards. Photos by Sarah Gonsiorowski, Naïma Hebrail, and Susan West. Continue reading No Maps on My Taps screening and discussion
Crossing Chicago, a panel discussion on researching dance in Chicago, took place on June 25, 2015 at the Logan Center for the Arts. It was co-hosted by CDHP and the Mellon Summer Seminar in Dance Studies. Susan Manning led the panel with Jenai West, CDHP; Alison Hinderliter, Newberry Library; Onye Ozuzu, Columbia College of Chicago; Mecca Zabriskie, New College of Florida; Meida McNeal, Honey Pot Performance; and … Continue reading Crossing Chicago – Mellon Summer Seminar in Dance Studies