INTERVIEW MARATHON

January 31, 2021

CDHP investigates, documents, and presents the individual and institutional past of Chicago dance.

To showcase that legacy and continue our work, we present the Interview Marathon, a live, day-long, digital event on

SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2021.

It will be live-streamed and available to all those who donate $20 or more. 

Sponsorships, supporting the interviews and their storage, are also available. 

Schedule
timing subject to change
 
 
Interviewees
all programming subject to change
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Julie Ballard

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, Illinois Wesleyan University

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Cris Carole

Dance educator

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Lou Conte

Founding Artistic Director, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago & Lou Conte Dance Studio

*Interview sponsored by Pamela Crutchfield

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Lori Dimun

President and CEO, Harris Theater for Music and Dance

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Carmela Greco

Flamenco dancer; Choreographer; daughter of José Greco

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Mark Howard

Founding Artistic Director, Trinity Irish Dance Company

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Mark Kelly

Commissioner, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

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Awilda Rodríguez Lora

Choreographer; Performer

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Meida McNeal

Director, Honey Pot Performance

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John Neumeier

Artistic Director, Hamburg Ballet

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Wendy Perron

Dancer; Choreographer; Writer; former Editor, Dance magazine

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Julia Rhoads

Founding Artistic Director, Lucky Plush Productions

*Interview sponsored by Abby McCormick O’Neil in memory of Patricia Barretto

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Scott Silberstein

Co-Founder and Artistic Producer, HMS Media

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Twyla Tharp

Choreographer

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Eduardo Vilaro

Artistic Director & CEO, Ballet Hispánico

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Sherry Zunker

Founder and Creator, BeMoved

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Bril Barrett

Founder, M.A.D.D. Rhythms

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Frank Chaves

Choreographer; former Artistic Director, River North Dance Chicago

 

*Interview sponsored by Joyce Chelberg

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Ron De Jesús

Founder and Director, Ron De Jesús Dance; former Hubbard Street Dance Chicago dancer

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Bob Faust

Principal and Creative Director of Faust, a Chicago-based design studio

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Carrie Hanson

Founding Artistic Director, The Seldoms

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Chelsea Hoy

Associate Artistic Director and Choreographer, Trinity Irish Dance Company

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Ted Louis Levy

Choreographer; Performer

 

*Interview sponsored by Elaine Cohen

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Lar Lubovitch

Founder, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company; Co-founder, Chicago Dancing Festival

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Mark Morris

Founding Artistic Director, Mark Morris Dance Group

*Interview sponsored by Elizabeth Liebman

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Onye Ozuzu

Dean, University of Florida College of the Arts

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Regina Perry-Carr

Artistic Director, Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago

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Cesar Salinas

Artistic Programs Manager, Giordano Dance Chicago

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Peggy Sutton

Director, Mayfair Academy of Fine Arts

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Melissa Thodos

Founder and Artistic Director, Thodos Dance Chicago

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Ashley Wheater

Artistic Director,

Joffrey Ballet

*Interview sponsored by Patti Eylar and Charles Gardner

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Robert Battle

Artistic Director, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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Nicole Clarke-Springer

Choreographer; Artistic Director, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater

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Jessica Deahr

Artistic Director, Chicago Dance Crash

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Paige Fraser

Co-founder and Artistic Director, The Paige Fraser Foundation

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Heather Hartley

Co-founder/Vice President, Trillium Arts; former Executive Director, See Chicago Dance

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Kevin Iega Jeff

Co-Founder and Creative Director, Deeply Rooted Productions

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Pierre Lockett

Executive Director, Forward Momentum Chicago

 

*Interview sponsored by Dana Shepard Treister

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Faheem Majeed

Artist, Educator, Curator, and Community Facilitator

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MurdaMommy

Rapper, Dancer, Actor, Barber

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Jorge Pérez

Executive Director/ Associate Artistic Director, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater

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Rich Regan

Chief Executive Officer, Auditorium Theatre

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John Schmitz

Co-Founder and Artistic Producer, Dance Chicago

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Irma Suárez Ruiz

Artistic Director, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater

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August Tye

Founding Artistic Director, Hyde Park School of Dance

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Tara Aisha Willis

Associate Curator of Performance, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

 
Support the Interview Marathon

Chicago Dance History Project investigates, documents, and presents the oral and corporeal histories of theatrical dance in Chicago – the Interview Marathon is this mission in action.

A donation to the Interview Marathon is a deeply impactful way to support this work, both now and for years to come.  

While we appreciate a gift of any size, donors giving $20 or more will receive periodic email updates, a full schedule of the day's events, and a link to the private livestream to watch all the interviews take place in real time!

Donors will receive their special link to the January 31 Interview Marathon livestream on Friday, January 29, via the email listed when making the donation. 

Sponsorships Opportunities

Lead Sponsor - $2,500
Help lead Chicago Dance History Project into the future by directly supporting our quest to document and preserve Chicago’s rich dance legacy.

Discussion Sponsor - $1,000
Support meaningful and important dialogues in our community by sponsoring a live group discussion during the Interview Marathon. 

Interview Sponsor - $500
Help CDHP preserve Chicago’s rich dance history by sponsoring an interview during the Marathon.

Archive Sponsor - $250
Support the ongoing legacy of CDHP’s mission by sponsoring the vitally tasks of editing and storing of an interview.  

Transcription Sponsor - $100
Help CDHP improve the accessibility of our archives by supporting the transcription of an interview conducted during the Interview Marathon.  

 

Co-chairs of the Interview Marathon are Pamela Crutchfield, Patti Eylar, and Sarah Solotaroff Mirkin.

Gail Kalver serves as special consultant.

Lead Sponsors:

Joyce Chelberg, Pamela Crutchfield, Patti Eylar and Charles Gardner,

Elizabeth Liebman, Abby McCormick O'Neil

Discussion Sponsors:

Lois and Steve Eisen, Gail Kalver, Thomas Leibman, Donn Vickers

Interview Sponsors:
Elaine Cohen, Sarah Solotaroff Mirkin, Dana Shepard Treister

Archive Sponsors:
Kevin McGirr, Janet Carl and Mel Smith

Transcription Sponsors:

Michael Anderson, Phillip Bahar, Kevin Iega Jeff, Heidi Heilemann, Cameron Heinze, Julie Kaplan, Audrey Peiper

as of 1/18/21

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.

Full interview videos and transcripts also available upon request.

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