See Chicago Dance and Chicago Cultural Alliance present MOVING DIALOGS: CULTURE IN MOTION -Preview

Three Chicago museums partner with three Chicago choreographers for a series that showcases the city’s diverse cultural heritage. Moving Dialogs: Culture in Motion is a collaboration that brings together cultural heritage museums and choreographers to create new dance works inspired by museum collections.

See Chicago Dance & Chicago Cultural Alliance MOVING DIALOGS: CULTURE IN MOTION
Textile Dance photo Photo by : Matthew Gregory Hollis

Moving Dialogs, which kicks off in April during Chicago Dance Month, is presented by See Chicago Dance and the Chicago Cultural Alliance. The three partnerships include the dance company VADCo with the Chinese American Museum, Chicago Dance Crash with the Haitian American Museum of Chicago, and Synapse Arts with the Indo-American Heritage Museum.

See Chicago Dance & Chicago Cultural Alliance MOVING DIALOGS: CULTURE IN MOTION
Chicago Dance Crash Porscha Dancing Pants Photo Courtesy : See Chicago Dance and Chicago Cultural Alliance

“The partnership with See Chicago Dance was developed because we share a common goal – to foster new opportunities for innovation and collaboration in dance, art, and culture,” says Emily Reusswig, executive director of the Chicago Cultural Alliance. “We want audiences to feel more connected to the cultural heritage collections that reside in Chicago and movement is an exciting way to connect.” 

See Chicago Dance & Chicago Cultural Alliance MOVING DIALOGS: CULTURE IN MOTION
Chicago Dance Crash Porscha Boz Photo Courtesy : See Chicago Dance and Chicago Cultural Alliance

“See Chicago Dance is thrilled to present this new initiative in partnership with the Chicago Cultural Alliance, which is born out of our collective commitment to art and culture,” says Heather Hartley, executive director of See Chicago Dance. “As a universal, non-verbal language, dance is unique in its ability to express and connect across various cultures and ethnicities. We look forward to this spring’s pilot program and hope it will lead to similar cross-cultural partnerships in the future.”

See Chicago Dance & Chicago Cultural Alliance MOVING DIALOGS: CULTURE IN MOTION
VADco Photo Courtesy : See Chicago Dance and Chicago Cultural Alliance

Watch this video preview of Porscha from Chicago Dance Crash here

See Chicago Dance & Chicago Cultural Alliance MOVING DIALOGS: CULTURE IN MOTION
Chicago Dance Crash Photo Courtesy : See Chicago Dance and Chicago Cultural Alliance

When & Where

Tuesday, April 3, 6-8pm 

Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC), 4654 N Racine and Chicago Dance Crash Porscha Spells choreography. This collaboration opens Chicago Dance month. 

When & Where

Wednesday, May 9, 6-8pm 

Chinese American Museum of Chicago, 238 W 23rd St, Chicago, and VADCo/Valarie Alpert choreography, celebrating Asian American Heritage month.

When & Where

Tuesday, June 5, 6pm

Indo-American Heritage Museum, The Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Dr., and Synapse Arts Rachel Damon choreography.

Tickets: 

Free

Top Slider photos of VADco by:

John A. Ferrante

See Chicago Dance & Chicago Cultural Alliance MOVING DIALOGS: CULTURE IN MOTION
Synapse Strata duet Photo by : Matthew Gregory Hollis

For more information see the See Chicago Dance website and the Chicago Cultural Alliance website

See Chicago Dance & Chicago Cultural Alliance MOVING DIALOGS: CULTURE IN MOTION
Synapse Arts dancer Jessica Shen Photo by : Philip Dembinski
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