Lunch & Learn: What's Your DAM? Chicago Dance History Project

  • 21 May 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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CAA invites you to the first Lunch and Learn series, What's Your DAM? which will be held via a virtual platform (Zoom). In this series, speakers will discuss the DAM systems that they use and tell us more about their work and organization. 

The guest speaker will be Jenai Cutcher, who is the founding Executive and Artistic Director of the Chicago Dance History Project. She has performed nationally and internationally with tap dance artists such as Brenda Bufalino, Michelle Dorrance, and Max Pollak and her own choreography has been presented throughout the country. Jenai has written articles for several dance publications including Dance magazine and The Village Voice and is the 2019 recipient of Chicago's esteemed Ruth Page Award. 

CDHP pursues three primary modes of research: conducting in-depth interviews with area dancers, choreographers, educators, advocates, and others associated with the form; hosting panel discussions and other events that facilitate collaborative explorations of specific historical topics; and discovering and digitizing ephemera held by individuals within the community. Under Jenai's leadership, CDHP has interviewed 131 individuals, produced 35 public events, and digitized over 8 terabytes of archival material including programs, photographs, and performance footage from the past seven decades.

Date: Thursday May 21st

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

This event is free and open to members only. This event is limited to 25 registrants. We will email registrants the Zoom information the morning of the event.

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