dance for camera

See Chicago Dance is currently in the planning stage of a new initiative to cultivate sustainability and resilience for the Chicago dance field during and beyond the COVID-19 health crisis. SCD will offer a series of workshops aimed at providing dance artists with the skills they need to adapt and thrive when working in digital mediums.


While dance companies and artists swiftly transitioned their artistic work onto digital platforms when theaters and studios closed in response to COVID-19, many artists reported a lack of experience and understanding in the digital presentation of dance from development to creation to presentation. We’re hoping to help YOU bridge the gap between live and virtual dancemaking, and provide you with the tools to become more self-sufficient and confident when working with video.

What we know: Guest video professionals will teach a series of professional development workshops featuring practical knowledge and instruction for the creation of dance for video platforms. These workshops will be free and open to the entire Chicago dance field (RSVP process for participation via Zoom; potential for an in-person component TBD). Workshops (both knowledge-based and hands-on, practical experiences) will be designed sequentially to build skills from session to session. Topics may include not only the basics of video equipment, staging, lighting, but also a discussion of aesthetics, styles, vocabulary, and uses for different types of video.

You can help us best tailor this workshop to your interests and needs by completing this survey.

If you have questions about our upcoming Dance for Camera Workshops, please reach out to Surinder: