Moving Dialogs: Culture in Motion

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Moving Dialogs: “Culture in Motion” is a collaboration between See Chicago Dance (SCD) and the Chicago Cultural Alliance (CCA). This pilot project explores how movement and dance can enliven tangible objects in heritage museums, and how this type of creative interpretation could increase audiences’ interest and knowledge of cultural heritage represented by the partnering museum.

Click here to apply for Moving Dialogs 2018!

From winter through summer 2018, CCA and SCD will work to develop an interactive program series in collaboration with three museums serving as host partners:

o   Haitian American Museum of Chicago

o   Chinese American Museum of Chicago

o   Indo-American Heritage Museum

Through this experimental workshop series, we seek to understand the surprising and exciting ways that dance might activate inanimate objects. By partnering with three museums, we seek to gain an understanding of how a dance driven creative interpretation might be successful in the future, by implementing the necessary improvements and changes we learn of through the process at each museum site.

April 3rd, 6pm – Location: TBD

May 9th, 6pm – Location: TBD

June 5th, 6pm – Location: TBD


If you are a company or choreographer interested in reading more about what we are looking for and the benefits of participation, visit our Moving Dialogs Guidelines page for more comprehensive information. All applications and related materials must be either submitted online through Submittable or submitted through US postal service by MIDNIGHT (12:00am), January 5, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted. Awards will be announced in late January 2018.

Click here to apply for Moving Dialogs 2018!

This project is made possible by