Charlie Vernon, from Lake Forest, IL, came to Chicago in 1976 after receiving a BFA in Dance from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He wrote about dance in the Chicago Reader and choreographed his own works, presenting at venues such as MoMing Dance and Arts Center and the Name Gallery. In 1978, he co-founded Links Hall with Carol Bobrow and Bob Eisen.

The Charlie Vernon Collection is a sampling of materials from Vernon’s career as a dancer and choreographer in the 1970s and 1980s. It includes archival footage of three performances, two choreographic scores, and an essay written by Vernon to commemorate Links Hall’s 30th anniversary.

All images and video on this site are the property of Chicago Dance History Project. To request permission to use these materials, please contact CDHP.

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