WTTW: Chicago Dance Companies Unite for Black Dance Legacy Project
By Angel Idowu
19 November 2019
Eight of the city’s most prominent dance companies are coming together for a one-night-only concert this week.
“Lineage: The Black Dance Legacy Project” has a single mission: to celebrate the legacy of black dance in Chicago.
The project will not only document the history of dance for future generations, but pay homage to black dance companies that have been around the city for generations.
Joel Hall Dancers and Center is one of those companies.
“We worked closely with Joel (Hall) back in the day, so it’s wonderful to see him honored now in this way and can give our last little bit to help the family,” said Joel Hall Dancers and Center alum Tracey Hodgkin-Valcy, who is performing a duet in the show.
Other longtime companies like Ayodele Drum and Dance, Muntu Dance Theatre and Najwa Dance Corps will share stories reflective of the African diaspora.
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