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Chicago Performing Arts Virtual Retreat

Representatives from several dance and performing arts organizations in Chicago recently convened to discuss this unprecedented crisis we face. That group affirmed that we are all contending with many of the same issues and asking similar questions. It became clear that this is time to assemble, not only to share useful information with one another, but also to reinforce our connection, compassion, creativity, and collective power.

This FREE event is open to everyone involved in the Chicago performing arts community. The event will be CAPTIONED. Registration:

Peer-Produced by:
Chicago Dancemakers Forum
The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago
Harris Theater for Music and Dance
High Concept Labs
Links Hall
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Pivot Arts
See Chicago Dance


10:30 – 11:30 Introductions, Updates, Check-Ins – Moderated by Surinder Martignetti, See Chicago Dance

Hear from the peer-producing organizations as well the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and the Arts & Business Council of Chicago.

11:30 – 11:50 Move Together – Facilitated by Paige Cunningham Caldarella, The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago

Lunch Break

12:00 – 12:30 Live Streaming Tools and Lighting – Tutorial/Demo by Giau Truong, Links Hall

12:30 – 1:00 Slowing Down and Keeping Going – Moderated by Tara Willis, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

A short conversation about how artists are continuing to make work, slowing down, reshaping their practices, and keeping moving. How are you thinking about art making these days? How are you connecting with other people’s art making?

1:00 – 1:45 The Uncertainty Town Hall – Moderated by Chicago Dancemakers Forum

1:45 – 2:00 Dance Party with DJ Oliver Fade and BRAVEMONK – Facilitated by Pivot Arts

Event Details
04. 08. 2020
10:30 am - 2:00 pm