Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project
A logo/wordmark for a partnership between eight nationally recognized Chicago Dance Companies.

The Challenge
Create a logo with a long name, that represented eight dance companies, and that perform a variety of dance types: jazz, tap, hip hop, ballet, street, contemporary, traditional, and the homegrown style Hiplet (hip hop and ballet). 

The Outcome
A logo/wordmark that speaks to the afro-cultural roots or heritage of black dance. The tree and its roots, an icon of history, particularly for the african diaspora.

About the Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project
The Chicago Black Dance Legacy Project celebrates the historic impact of Chicago-based black choreographers. The aim is to increase the impact of black dance for future generations. The partnership was developed between the Logan Center for the Arts and Tracie Hal, Director of the Joyce Foundation's Culture Program and leaders from each participating company. The companies include Ayodele Drum and Dance, the Chicago Multicultural Dance Company, Deeply Rooted Dance, Forward Momentum, Joel Hall Dance, Muntu Dance Theatre, NAJWA Dance Corps, and Red Clay Dance. 
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