Chicago Dance Time Capsule

Event Type
Online Event
Event Description


Before we leave 2020 in the rearview mirror, you are invited to contribute to a digital Chicago Dance Time Capsule! It’s FUN and EASY!

WHO: Artists, administrators, audience, board members, funders, production crew, donors, behind-the-scenes folks, everyBODY!


WHAT: a 20-second vid with your name(s) and/or organizational affiliation (if you’d like) and a brief response to one of these prompts:

  • Three words to describe your hopes/aspirations for a new year?
  • Share a one-sentence message to your 2021 self?
  • What is a commitment that I made during 2020 that I will see through in 2021?


WHERE: Get comfy, record a 20-second response, and then use this link to submit:


WHEN: Submissions are welcome until January 4 OR until capacity is reached, whichever comes first. Even digital time capsules have their limits! Thank you for respecting the 20-second request.


WHYChicago Dance History Project, DanceWorks Chicago, and See Chicago Dance invite you to reflect on 2020 and to add your voice to a commUNITY chorus, capturing this time in Chicago dance history. The time capsule will be housed at Chicago Dance History Project and opened in December 2021.


QUESTIONS? Reach out to DanceWorks Chicago Co-founder and Artistic Director, Julie Nakagawa at


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