Chicago Dance History Project kicks off its fifth anniversary celebration by showcasing the legacy of Chicago Dance with the Interview Marathon, a live streamed, day-long, digital event on Sunday, January 31st. Interviewees will appear from international locations and around the country. CDHP Executive/Artistic Director Jenai Cutcher will conduct all the interviews from Chicago's historic Auditorium Theatre, which has donated its space for the event.
The seven-hour feat of endurance and research in action covers decades of dance history through more than 40 interview subjects: artistic directors, choreographers, performers, presenters, administrators, and others who have worked or continue to work in Chicago. In a time where we cannot convene, we have this opportunity to gather virtually and learn from each other about the legacy of Chicago dance.
CDHP also will present the inaugural Maurice Seymour Award for Vision and Service to HMS Media’s Scott Silberstein. Clips of archival footage, some not seen publicly until this event, are interspersed between live interview segments. CDHP will record the live event and add the footage to its expanding archive of oral histories.
The entire program will be live-streamed; anyone making a contribution of $20 or more gets all-day access. See complete information, including the day's schedule, and make a contribution here.
Please join us for this expedition into Chicago dance histories!