Legacy Conversation: CMDC
Premieres: Fri, Feb 5, 2021, 6pm CST
Video will be available, via the link, on the premiere date.
This exciting new series continues with the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center (CMDC). Homer Bryant founded the Bryant Ballet School and Company in 1990 to create a neoclassical ballet technique that integrates a diversity of dance styles and honors the richness of our varied multicultural heritage. The name of the school was officially changed to Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center in 1997. In 2008 he merged ballet and street dance to create Hiplet™, a new technique featuring hip hop dance in pointe shoes. Bryant has been changing lives through dance for 25 years, providing a safe and welcoming environment for students of all abilities and socioeconomic backgrounds to pursue serious dance training.
Known as a strict disciplinarian, his slogan "The Fun is in the Discipline, The Discipline is in the Fun" has become a mantra for his current and former students and their parents and has established Mr. Bryant as one of the most respected teachers worldwide. Not all CMDC students will become professional dancers, but a body infused with the discipline of dance is a more focused, harmonious, caring, and sharing human being with a reverence for life.
Join Bryant and Gaynor Hall-Patterson, WGN News Reporter and CMDC Alumna, in conversation.