CDHP strives always to create new ways to share our research with our communities. We are happy to announce a new series of monthly conversations that frame particular themes and interests. CDHP Playlists will focus the voices from our collections on topics that illuminate the history of dance in Chicago and how it relates to our present and future.

Five Chicago natives – Darlene Blackburn, Marcea Daiter, Doris Humphries, Peggy Sutton, and Geraldine Williams – discuss how race affected their dance educations and careers.

Playlist curated  by Patricia Alexander

Carol Bobrow, Pamela Crutchfield, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Gail Kalver, Dolores Lipinski Long, and Reggio McLaughlin recall surprising performances, celebrity encounters, and other memorable moments that made a lasting impact on their careers

Playlist curated  by Patricia Alexander

CDHP interviewees Sarah Mirkin, Lawrence Leritz, Eduardo Vilaro, Patti Eylar, Lauren Grant, Charlie Vernon, and Abby McCormick O'Neil reflect on the qualities that bring life and individuality to the Chicago arts community.

Playlist curated by Nora Henriksen and Patricia Alexander

CDHP interviewees Patricia Barretto, Muriel Foster, Lauren Grant, Maggie Kast, Dame Libby Komaiko, Peggy Sutton, and Carlton Wilborn discuss some of the artists and places mentioned in the 2021 Virtual Interview Marathon.

Playlist curated by Patricia Alexander

CDHP interviewees Joel Hall, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Doris Humphries, Ralph Lemon, Bebe Miller, Peggy Sutton, Carlton Wilborn, and Geraldine Williams discuss different aspects of being a Black artist in America.

Playlist curated by Patricia Alexander

CDHP celebrates Women's History Month with women artistic directors Darlene Blackburn, Stephanie Clemens, Christine DuBoulay Ellis, Jan Erkert, Muriel Foster, Dame Libby Komaiko, Shirley Mordine, Hema Rajagopalan, and Venetia Stifler. This playlist also honors the newly-appointed directors in the city: Nicole Clarke-Springer from Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre, Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Regina Perry-Carr of Muntu Dance Theatre.

Playlist curated by Gail Kalver and Sarita Smith Childs

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Full interview videos and transcripts also available upon request.

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