Joseph Dance & Cultural Center is a non-for profit performance/educational
group that promotes a positive self-image through theater art, media, poetry
and dance. Our performances are as original and innovative as they are dynamic
and conceptually strong. We always have a positive message and our goal is to
inspire individuals to find who they are and just be. Our goal is to expose as
many people as possible to this message, especially women, LGBTQ community
people of color and in urban communities.
LJDC is temporarily inside The Harold Washington Cultural Center at 4701 s king drive.
Our mission is to spread social awareness about youth violence, race, sexuality and gender issues through the performing arts. Our goal is to provide a safe space in underserved communities to educate entertain and enlightened urban youth and the world we live in.
LaNita Joseph Dance & Cultural Center is a grass-roots, non-for profit
performance/educational organization that promotes social awareness
issues for women, children, minorities and the LGBTQ community through
theatre and dance. The theatre was founded by a young black woman
named LaNita Joseph, in August of 2006. The purpose of Anita Davis
Dance Theatre is to provide an avenue for self-expression through
dance, in turn, empowering young women to take control of their
health, self-esteem and choices while also giving them a skill that
they can use to become productive members of society. Our mission is
to teach unity among different cultures while learning to accept one’s
own culture and celebrate the differences of other. During the six
years of operation we have self-funded free dance programs, outreach
programs providing direct service as well as holding several
performances in large venues including the Harold Washington Cultural
Center, The Museum of Science and Industry and the Portage Theater.