Urban Gateways Center for Arts Education

 

We are not accepting applications at this time. Please check back in March 2016, or email tortiz@urbangateways.org for more information.

Attention libraries! Will you be participating in iREAD (the Illinois Reading Enrichment and Development program) this summer? The 2015 theme is "Read to the Rhythm!" and Urban Gateways offers a number of touring performances that complement this theme perfectly. Below are some recommended performances; please click on images or text for details, and contact Claire at 312-445-2743 or cmeyers@urbangateways.org to discuss recommendations and bookings. 

 

     

     ANIMAL FARM: MUSICAL TALES

 


 

 

     THE BIRTHPLACE OF RHYTHM (GLOBAL)

 

 

 

     CHA CHA CHA: LATIN AMERICAN DANCES

 


 

     

     HOOKED ON CUBA

 

 

 

     SISAI: EXPLORING THE ANDES
     THROUGH MUSIC

 


     

     SONGS AND RHYTHMS FOR
     YOUNG CHILDREN


 

     

     THINK OUTSIDE THE DRUM



 

     

     WE ALL GOT RHYTHM!

 

 

     

     WORLD MUSIC EXPLOSION!

 

 

 

See the full list of Urban Gateways music performances HERE >>

Urban Gateways Touring Groups will be performing through the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events Juicebox Series from January 16 through May 16. This performance series offers free, cutting-edge performances that are fun for the whole family. 

Unless otherwise noted, all Friday performances take place at the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington St.) in Preston Bradley Hall from 11:00-11:45am, and all Saturday performances take place at the Garfield Park Conservatory (300 North Central Park Ave.), also 11:00-11:45am.

 

SCHEDULE:

January 16 & 17: Bluegrass Music: A Truly American Story
February 20 & 21: The Evolution of African American Music
March 6 & 7: Storybox Improv Theatre
Saturday, April 11 @ 4:00 PM (Bakers and Nosh, 1303 W. Wilson Ave): Songs and Rhythms for Young Children
April 18: Songs and Rhythms for Young Children
May 1 & 2: Fandango
May 16: Animal Farm: Musical Tales
July 11 - Location and time TBD: Animal Farm: Musical Tales

 

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT ONE OR MORE OF THESE FREE PERFORMANCES!

"Animal Farm: Musical Tales"

 

"Storybox Improv Theatre"

 

 

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