Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project

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Chicago has long been a significant hub of African American arts and culture.

Chicago’s black community has played a defining role in dance history, from imbuing traditional forms with new vibrancy to establishing entirely new forms of urban dance. While Chicago’s black dance companies are as diverse as the city itself—from dancers to dance styles—they are all united by the African American heritage on which their work is centered.

The Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project, developed through a partnership between Logan Center Community Arts and the Joyce Foundation’s Culture Program, as well as leaders from each dance company, is a multi-year project that seeks to celebrate the historic impact of Chicago-based black choreographers in the national dance community, and strengthen the impact and reach of black dance for generations to come. 



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