Join us for Moving Dialogs: Culture in Motion!
Moving Dialogs: Culture in Motion features unique collaborations between Chicago-area dance companies and cultural institutions to explore what interpretive dance can add to the tangible objects and experiences in museums.
Choreographers from each of three dance companies will partner with curators from three partnering museums to learn about the museum’s collections and heritage, seeking inspiration from tangible objects housed in the museum to create a dance that illuminates those objects and the cultural heritage they represent. Through Moving Dialogs: Culture in Motion, the choreographers and curators learn together and create a unique performance piece based around the cultural objects and their unique histories.
The events, which take place April 3, May 9, and June 5, will last two hours, featuring a creative interpretation, a performance, and an open interaction with the audience. The curator, choreographer, and a moderator will talk about their creative process, with attendees getting a chance to dialog with the speakers and learn more about what went into their decision making and the art they’ve created.
Through Moving Dialogs, we’ll be working to understand the surprising and exciting ways that dance could activate the objects and culture contained within the partnering museums. By partnering with the three museums, we hope to gain insight into how a dance-driven creative interpretation could be successful in the future by implementing what we learn at each museum site.
April 3: Chicago Dance Crash / Haitian American Museum of Chicago
May 9: VADCO/Valerie Alpert Dance Company / Chinese American Museum of Chicago
June 5: Synapse Arts / Indo American Heritage Museum
Stay tuned for location and time for each of the above presentations!