Chicago City Theatre Co. dba Joel Hall Dancers & Center
- Arts & Culture
- Children & Youth
- Race & Ethnicity
Location2951 W Montrose AveChicago, IL 60618 United States
Founded to showcase and celebrate the artistry of Black and Brown LGBTQIA+ performers, Joel Hall Dancers & Center stands as the embodiment of Joel’s life-long passion for creating, performing and teaching dance artistry and technique. While holding the highest standards of excellence, Joel Hall Dancers & Center is a welcoming and accepting home for all artists. Defiantly and unapologetically diverse, accessible and inclusive for 47 years, Joel Hall Dancers & Center lives at the leading edge of the anti-racism, LGBTQIA+ Pride and DEAI movements, actively pursuing opportunities to dismantle oppressive systems, amplify oppressed voices and cultivate a better world for all. The Joel Hall Dancers’ creation and performance of professional dance and the world-class instruction of The Center enriches lives, enhances our collective culture and improves the world around us.
JHDC builds upon its longstanding tenets of diversity and accessibility to provide movers of all backgrounds the same diligent commitment to artistry, curiosity, self-expression, and growth. JHDC rejects the idea that high-quality artistic programming should be a privilege; at JHDC, this level of programming is a right. Moreover, this programming is a tool for community building, for fostering creativity, and for having difficult but necessary conversations about how to productively dismantle issues like racism, sexism, transphobia, and homophobia.