History in Motion on CAN TV

On June 6, 2017, CDHP gathered leaders of Giordano Dance Chicago at the Auditorium Theatre to celebrate and explore the company’s 54-year history and the legacy of its founder, Gus Giordano. Artistic Director Nan Giordano, Executive Director Michael McStraw, and dancer and choreographer Joshua Blake Carter discussed how techniques and traditions are preserved and passed down through generations. CDHP was proud to partner with CAN … Continue reading History in Motion on CAN TV

History in Motion: Giordano Dance Chicago

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 … Continue reading History in Motion: Giordano Dance Chicago

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

History in Motion: Deeply Rooted at 20

Center Theatre at North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie Saturday, February 4, 2017, 6:30-7:15PM FREE and OPEN to the public As part of an ongoing series, Chicago Dance History Project is excited to bring History in Motion to North Shore Center for the Performing Arts to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Deeply Rooted Dance Theater with a pre-performance panel discussion. History in … 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