History in Motion: Deeply Rooted at 20

On February 4, 2017, Chicago Dance History Project and members of the Chicago dance community met to celebrate 20 years of Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (DRDT). Co-founder Kevin Iega Jeff and dance education director Nicole Clarke-Springer reflected on their time with DRDT and looked towards the company’s promising future.   Both Iega Jeff and Nicole Clarke-Springer were eager to share advice from their experience with … Continue reading History in Motion: Deeply Rooted at 20

Too Beautiful to be Named

On view Friday, July 29 – Thursday, August 4 4E Gallery, 2255 S. Michigan Ave. opening reception July 29, 6-9pm Please join us and former members of the MoMing collective to hear and share stories of MoMing, Friday July 29, 7-8pm. Too Beautiful to be Named is an exhibit consisting of re-enacted archival photographs, video documentation, and selections of interview transcriptions. It re-inscribes the work which was presented at MoMing … Continue reading Too Beautiful to be Named

Conversations on Chicago Dance: Founding and Sustaining a Company

On April 27, 2016, CDHP and many members of the community gathered at the Newberry Library to hear from three founding artistic directors – Joel Hall, Dame Libby Komaiko, and Hema Rajagopalan – about what it takes to sustain a dance company in Chicago. Why start a company? “I craved dance,” Joel Hall simply stated. He started Joel Hall & Dancers in 1974. That same … Continue reading Conversations on Chicago Dance: Founding and Sustaining a Company

History in Motion: Sono’s Journey

History in Motion: Dance in Chicago, Past and Present Presented by the Chicago Dance History Project, in conjunction with the Auditorium Theatre’s “Made in Chicago” Dance Series Wednesday, January 6 from 6–7:30pm Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, first-floor theater 915 East 60th Street During its second engagement at the Auditorium Theatre on January 9, Thodos Dance Chicago premiered Sono’s Journey alongside mixed repertory by Garfield … Continue reading History in Motion: Sono’s Journey

Conversations on Chicago Dance: Founding and Sustaining a Company

Newberry Library Ruggles Hall Wednesday, April 27, 2016 6:00 – 7:30pm (doors open at 5:30) FREE and OPEN to the public The Chicago Dance History Project is delighted to announce its second public event produced in partnership with the Newberry Library and second in its “Conversations on Chicago Dance” series, following the inaugural “Tap Over Time” panel at the Old Town School of Folk Music … Continue reading Conversations on Chicago Dance: Founding and Sustaining a Company

Sybil Shearer: Maverick of the Past, Muse of the Present

Following a reconstruction of Sybil Shearer’s Judgement Seeks Its Own Level (1969), CDHP hosted a panel discussion with Bonnie Brooks, Director of the Dance Center at Columbia College; Carol Doty, Morrison-Shearer Foundation Trustee; Kristina Isabelle, Artistic Director of Kristina Isabelle Dance Company; and Toby Nicholson, Morrison-Shearer Foundation Trustee and former dancer in Sybil Shearer Dance Company. Continue reading Sybil Shearer: Maverick of the Past, Muse of the Present