In 1991, as the dance community lost friends, family members, and colleagues to the AIDS epidemic, Keith Elliott, a member of the Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theatre (JHCDT), thought it was time for the Chicago dance community to do something about the disease. “[Keith] wanted to benefit those who were living with HIV-AIDS, and help […]
Dance For Life, presented by Chicago Dancers United, celebrates its 30th year of bringing Chicago dancers together to raise money for The Dancers’ Fund with a performance on August 26 featuring ten dance companies and a new work by Randy Duncan. Founded in 1991 in response to the AIDS crisis by Keith Elliott, a dancer […]
A community townhall reaffirms the need for communication and representation.
The former Chicago Dancers United executive director raises a social media storm about the organization and its annual benefit.