March 23, 2021 //

Voice of Dance

Voice of Dance (DanceWorks Chicago) – DanceWorks Chicago’s “Voice of Dance” celebrates the power and beauty of bringing together a commUNITY of unique voices in the audience as well as on our virtual stage (the screen!) for the ultimate staycation: transporting oneself without leaving home. “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” …

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Voices of Chicago: Slam Poetry

Voices of Chicago: Slam Poetry (Chicago Poetry Center’s Poets with Class) – Some of Chicago’s best poets bring poetry to life through their own original work and inspire students to create their own version of Chicago through writing.  Building on Chicago’s unique heritage as the stomping grounds of many great writers and the birthplace of modern …

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March 22, 2021 //

Travel Tales

Travel Tales (Jeremy Schaefer) – A good story is sometimes the best way to visit distant corners of the world and the far reaches of the imagination. Travel Tales follows characters on epic journeys, filled with adventure and learning! Interact during the story with chat and see your responses inform the show. A hummingbird migrates from Canada to …

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The Roots of Black Dance in America

The Roots of Black Dance in America (Joel Hall Dancers) – This performance delves into the roots of Black dance in America, from traditional African dance, to the social dances of the 20s, to concert jazz dance of today. Through audience participation and demonstrations, the audience will learn what separates Black dance from other dance forms, …

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The Make ‘Em Ups

The Make ‘Em Ups (Chicago Improv Productions) – Chicago Improv Productions uses improv games to teach students the rules of improv and how to create characters, settings, and stories. It’s the actors who are performing, but the students who shape the improv games with their virtual suggestions. This highly interactive show is popular with students, teachers, …

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The Magic of the Spellbinder

The Magic of the Spellbinder (Walter King Jr.) – Having captivated audiences from Las Vegas to the Caribbean Islands, The Spellbinder delivers a theatrical performance designed to stimulate and intrigue audiences of all ages. He performs state-of-the-art magical effects choreographed to lively music. His stylish presentation includes levitation, the use of live doves, and illusions from …

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Made-Up Musical

Made-Up Musical (Storytown Improv) – From superheroes to undersea adventures, from princesses to dinosaurs, Made-Up Musical takes audiences on an interactive, fully improvised musical adventure. Through interactive online features, the audience helps shape the story by providing suggestions and ideas to create a one-of-a-kind show. When the possibilities are endless, no two stories are ever the same! For …

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Heartbeat of Japan

Heartbeat of Japan (Tsukasa Taiko) – The rich history of Japan comes alive through dynamic music and dance examples, embodying the centuries-old culture of this beautiful country. Audiences will be introduced to the thunderous roar of Taiko drums, the grace of classical dance, and the stories behind these traditional art forms. For All Ages Custom Live: …

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The Harmony of Korean Drumming and Dancing

The Harmony of Korean Drumming and Dancing (Korean Performing Arts Institute of Chicago) – Captivating artists illuminate the grace and power of traditional Korean drumming and dancing by demonstrating intricate performances. Harmony and its role in nature and the Korean arts is featured throughout. This dynamic performance will showcase four traditional styles including: (1) samulnori, a …

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The Evolution of African-American Music: From Africa to Hip Hop

The Evolution of African-American Music: From Africa to Hip Hop (Bruce Henry & Band) – An interactive concert for all ages that explores the history of African-American Music. This entertaining and educational concert will help participants understand and appreciate how the many styles of African-American Music – from Field Hollers to Jazz and R&B – are …

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