Creative Coworking Partners with Fierce Productions for Bi-Monthly “Parlor” Event at Historic Colvin House

Creative Coworking announces its new, event series, “The Parlor,” presented in partnership with Fierce Productions. On Fridays, April 6June 1August 3October 5December 7, The Parlor presents interactive performances of dance, music, and theatre. Set in the historic Colvin House, The Parlor is a variety show inspired by the salons de Paris of the 1800s. A salon is defined as a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and expand the knowledge of the participants through conversation. Read more

CONTEMPORARY GRAPHIC DESIGN EXHIBIT LAUNCHES AT INSTITUTO CERVANTES: DESIGNERS WITH CHARACTER

Instituto Cervantes of Chicago31 W. Ohio, proudly presents Designers with Character, a group show by contemporary Spanish graphic designers, on display November 14, 2017 – January 20, 2018Designers with Characterexplores publishing design in the context pages, such as their architecture, placement, and construction; lettering, the art of drawing letters; and pop artists working in commercial graphic design. Participating Spanish artists and studios include experimental type designer Andreu Balius, illustrator and typographer Alex Trochut, Art Director’s Club Young Guns winner Marta Cerdà Alimbau, brand and design consultancy Atlas, global boutique design studio Mucho, art direction studio Serial Cut™ and multidisciplinary strategic communication studio VasavaRead more

Greenhouse Theater Center To Host THE KEY: YOUNG CRITICS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Greenhouse Theater Center’s Artistic Director Jacob Harvey is pleased to announce The Key: Young Critics Mentorship Program, a training program for Chicago youth in arts criticism created by national online arts platform RescriptedThe Chicago Inclusion Project and entertainment critic Oliver Sava and hosted by the Greenhouse. Launching this fall, the ten-week initiative for youth ages 16 – 20 will include arts criticism workshops and lectures with the program’s creators, as well as guest speakers from all facets of the Chicago theater community. Students will attend Chicago theater productions throughout the fall season, write original critiques, undergo one-on-one editing sessions and create personal blogs to host their writing portfolio and multimedia reviews. Select critiques will also be published on Rescripted.  Read more

Broadway In Chicago Announces Debut of HAMILTON’s Education Program

The innovative educational program that launched last year at HAMILTON on Broadway, in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation, will debut in Chicago on February 22 when 1,900 students and teachers from 30 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) attend the matinee performance of the musical at Broadway In Chicago’s The PrivateBank Theatre (18 W. Monroe Street). Read more

SUNDAY CINEMA SERIES BRINGS NEW FILMS ABOUT JEWISH LIVES TO CHICAGO AT SPERTUS INSTITUTE

For the second winter in a row, Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership presents Sunday Cinema, a mini Jewish Film Festival that takes place over four Sundays, January 29 – February 19, 2017, bringing new Jewish films to Chicago that area audiences wouldn’t otherwise have a chance to see. Each screening is followed by a post-show discussion with a special guest speaker related to the film or its subject. All films are screened in Spertus Institute’s state-of-the-art Feinberg Theater (610 S Michigan Ave). Read more

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago to launch new programs for artist training

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the leadership of Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton and Executive Director Jason D. Palmquist, has initiated a new program to address the organization’s approach to training for dance artists. A new Professional Training Program (PTP) will be launched throughout 2017 in two phases.

The PTP Pilot will run for two five-week sessions: Session I, April 3 through May 5, 2017; and Session II, May 8 through June 9, 2017. The PTP Inaugural will launch the Professional Program at scale, beginning in fall 2017 and running approximately 34 weeks through late spring 2018. The PTP program will provide a new development in Hubbard Street’s long standing commitment to artist training. Read more

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