Jan 7th 2021

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dance-in-chicago-2021-collecting-hibernating-emerging-tickets-131651909405

Nine local organizations have come together to offer a “one-stop shop” event for Chicago dance artists to learn about the many grants, artistic and professional development, creative entrepreneurship, residency, and presentation opportunities available in 2021.

Collecting. Hibernating. Emerging. Share your plans for the new year and your recommendations for resources. Hear from leaders in the field with a national perspective and words for creative revitalization. Take some time to join your fellow artists in a moment of hibernation and body/mind restoration and to garner the seeds of a new vision for dance in Chicago post COVID-19.

This FREE event is open to everyone involved in the Chicago dance community, and will be Captioned (English).

Peer-Produced By: Chicago Dancemakers Forum, Chicago Dancers United, The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, High Concept Labs, Links Hall, Museum of Contemporary Arts Chicago, Pivot Arts, See Chicago Dance.


Christy Bolingbroke, Founding Executive/Artistic Director for the National Center for Choreography at The University of Akron (NCCAkron)

National Perspective

Kellee Edusei, New Executive Director of Dance/USA, Advisory Council member of Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA), former member of See Chicago Dance Board of Directors, and recent selectee for artEquity’s 2020 BIPOC Leadership Circle

Local Updates

Highlights of programs offered in 2021 by several organizations that support Chicago dance. Share and receive plans for the new year and recommendations for resources.

Meet & Greet

Small breakout rooms

Hibernation Station

Jyl Fehrenkamp, The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago

Dream It Forward

Lizzie Leopold, Executive Director of the Dance Studies Association & Lecturer in Theater and Performance Studies at the University of Chicago

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