Screendance Club: Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project

Event Type
Event Description

Join See Chicago Dance at the 21c Museum Hotel Chicago on Wednesday, December 6th for the next installment of Screendance Club, the radically casual watch-party and discussion of short dance films. Different from a typical talk-back, Screendance Club aims to create an environment of open conversation and exploration--with artists, filmmakers, and viewers on an equal footing. 

This installment of Screendance Club features Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project's "The Big Bang: Movement Theory + the Black Dancing Body". The film features unique choreography from the 2023 Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project cohort. Divided into three acts, this dance film guides viewers through the narrative of the Black American experience through the art of dance. It skillfully combines storytelling rooted in Afro-diasporic traditions, utilizing a range of technical dance genres such as African dance, Tap, Chicago Footwork, Ballet, Modern, and more. These diverse dance forms, being universally studied regardless of race, serve as the perfect tools to vividly depict and encapsulate the journey through the cosmos of movement.

Film Credits:
Directed by Princess Mhoon
Projection design by Liviu Pasare
Cinematography & Editing by Elizabeth Myles.
Music by DJ Duane Powell, Sam Thousand, and Steve "Miggedy" Maestro

This event is free. However, space is limited, so registration is required. Those who RSVP in advance will receive one free drink ticket to the on-site cash bar.

ASL will be provided for this event. If you need a different accessible accommodation to enjoy this program, or if you have any questions about accommodations, please email or call (312) 846-6357.

Running Time
90 Minutes
Dance Styles
African American
Hip Hop
Modern / Contemporary
Tap / Rhythm
Traditional/Indigenous Dance
West African


21c Museum Hotel

55 E Ontario St
Chicago, IL 60611