Last week, CDS attended the Audience Architects event, Moving Dialogs. Deeply Rooted Dance Theater’s Artistic Director, Kevin Iega Jeff shared some moments about his collaboration with Durban, South Africa’s Flatfoot Dance Company. Flatfoot Dance Company came to Chicago in 2014 where company members trained and collaborated on the creation of a new work titled Encounters, and offered forums throughout Chicago about the 20th Anniversary of the end of apartheid.
Moving Dialogs is Chicago’s free, forward-thinking, six-part discussion series for artists and audiences to broaden and deepen understanding of our multi-cultured, multi-ethnic, multi-ability city; utilizing dance as the base of cultural knowledge. Produced by Audience Architects. Curated by Raphaelle Ziemba
Audience Architects is a dance service organization whose mission is to build & engage dance audiences in Chicago and advocate for Chicago dance. We exist to provide Chicago dance companies with increased visibility, expansive resources, & forums to showcase & share their talents. Our flagship program, SeeChicagoDance.com, an audience development website which launched in 2005, drives ticket sales for dance in Chicago and has grown to become the most comprehensive source of information on dance in Chicago, offering thousands of patrons feature stories and reviews, discount ticket offers, and in-depth information on more than 200 dance companies and organizations.
Audience Architects also hosts professional development workshops for artists, convenes the dance industry quarterly for networking and shared learning opportunities, and hosts numerous events, artists discussions, and showings, to engage and inform the public about Chicago’s vibrant and diverse dance scene.
Keep up with Chicagoland’s dance happenings on seechicagodance.com. Follow their blog, Headlines. Become a member of the Individual Artists Membership and receive special industry discounts and other opportunities. Learn more about iAM here.