9 am Coffee and Continental Breakfast
9:30 am Introduction to Dance in the Midwest and in the Newberry Collection
- Susan Manning, Northwestern University, Dance in Chicago
- Alison Hinderliter, Newberry Library, Midwestern Dance in the Newberry Collection
10 am Coffee Break
10:30 am Session 1
- Meida Teresa McNeal, Director, Honey Pot Performance, "The Chicago Black Social Culture Map: Notes on Building and Activating a Community Driven Archive"
- Black Hawk Hancock, DePaul University, "What Does it Mean to Keep Dance Alive? The Lindy Hop in Translation and Transformation"
- Queen Meccasia Zabriskie, New College of Florida, "Embodying Traditions: West African Dance and the Struggle for Cultural Equity in Chicago"
12 noon Break for Lunch
1:30 pm Session 2
- Elizabeth Schwall, University of California, Berkeley, "Dancing between Havana and Chicago: Collaborating across Political Divides, 1959-2019"
- Liesl Olson, Newberry Library, "Katherine Dunham on Page and Stage"
- Jenai Cutcher, Director, Chicago Dance History, "Closed Circuit: Post-Vaudeville Tap Dance in Chicago"
This event is part of our programming related to the free exhibition, The Legacy of Chicago Dance. Visit it April 27 through July 6, in our Roger J. Trienens Gallieries. Download a PDF flyer for related programs, to post and distribute.
Explore the Newberry's Midwest Dance Collection, which encompasses over 3,200 books and periodicals on dance history, as well as over 80 manuscript collections from dancers, dance companies, dance schools and studios, and other dance affiliates.
Funded by a major grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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