Chicago Dance History Project (CDHP)which investigates, documents and presents the individual and institutional past of Chicago danceplans to move into The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., as an artist in residence.
The AIR (Artists In-Residence) program is designed to serve organizations looking for a home base while they grow and expand their artistic and organizational capabilities.
CDHP joins Chicago arts organizations such as DanceWorks Chicago, Giordano Dance Chicago, Hedwig Dances, Pilates Practice Chicago and Porchlight Music Theatre. This new home further embeds CDHP within the community it is working to document, and supports the project's plans for innovative and collaborative programming.
Founded in 2015, CDHP honors the vast number of national and international dance artists with roots in the city; recovers the untold stories of individuals, organizations and venues that have anchored Chicago's strong local dance community; and links various collections of historical knowledge and traditions with present and future generations.