January 31, 2021

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

To showcase that legacy and continue our work, CDHP live streamed the Interview Marathon January 31, 2021, declared Chicago Dance History Project Day by Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot.

To celebrate the anniversary of the Marathon and Chicago Dance History Project Day, the full recording will be made freely available on January 31, 2022.

Watch this space and sign up for our mailing list to receive access information.

Sponsorships supporting the post-production and storage of the interviews are also available. 

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Interview Marathon in the Press
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 a private link to the recorded livestream from January 31.

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 vital 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,

Andy Lopuchowycz, Abby McCormick O'Neil

Discussion Sponsors:

Lois Eisen, Gail Kalver, Becky Liebman, Thomas Liebman, Donn Vickers

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

Archive Sponsors:

Sarita Connelly, Marsha Dowd, Donna LaPietra, Kevin McGirr,

Bobbie Rafferty, Janet Carl and Mel Smith

Transcription Sponsors:

Michael Anderson, Phillip Bahar, Greg Cameron, Julie Glawe, Judie Green, Heidi Heilemann, Cameron Heinze, Kristina Isabelle, Kevin Iega Jeff, Julie Kaplan, Michael McStraw, Helen Melchior, Audrey Peiper, Cesar Salinas, Terry Slaney, Jeffrey Zurlinden

as of 1/30/21