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The mission of Joel Hall Dancers & Center is to enrich the lives of its community through dance education, outreach, and performance. Its community-based center is committed to making dance available to all people, regardless of age, interest, or level of experience. Open seven days a week, JHDC is one of Chicago’s largest dance education facilities and it offers one of the most extensive dance and movement curriculums in the Midwest.

The Joel Hall Dancers Legacy collection is one outcome of the partnership between CDHP and JHDC to curate and digitize a portion of the company’s archives. Using JHDC’s upcoming Legacy concert as a roadmap highlighting the same key company works, CDHP designed exhibits in digital, analog, and video formats. The companion analog exhibition opening occurred as part of Chicago Open Archives 2018 and can still be seen at Joel Hall Dancers & Center. 

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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