Moving Dialogs: Culture in Motion

Moving Dialogs: Culture in Motion is a pilot series that creates three unique collaborations between Chicago-area dance companies and cultural organizations to explore how dance can enliven cultural heritage objects and art.

Choreographers partner with curators from the host museums to learn about the museum’s collections, community history and heritage, gaining inspiration from tangible objects housed in the museum to create a dance that illuminates those objects and the cultural stories they represent. Each event includes a moderated discussion with the partners in dialog about their creative process and the art they’ve created.

Moving Dialogs: Culture in Motion is co-presented by Chicago Cultural Alliance and See Chicago Dance and is made possible by funding from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, the Chicago Seminar on Dance and Performance, and The Joyce Foundation. Additional support provided by Grand Stage Lighting. Partnering Dance Companies and Museums include the Haitian American Museum of Chicago and Chicago Dance Crash, the Chinese American Museum of Chicago and VADCo, Valerie Alpert Dance Company, and the Indo-American Heritage Museum, Field Museum and Synapse Arts.