Friday, April 30, 2010

Stages, Sights & Sounds - Chicago Humanities Festival

It's that time of year again - the Chicago Humanities Festival is underway, and presents its eleventh annual spring festival, Stages, Sights &
Sounds, which runs from April 29 to May 16, 2010. The festival brings families some of the best performances from around the world, including theater, music, dance, puppetry and visual arts performances that the whole family can enjoy.

Some highlights that I provided in yesterday's newsletter include:
  • France’s Vélo Théâtre performs There’s a Rabbit in the Moon
    An enchanting nocturnal tale filled with curious things, fragments of dreams, and fantastic characters. The program makes extensive use of found objects and is intended for a small audience of 70 at each performance. For children ages 4 and up.

  • Seattle’s Lelavision
    An instrument maker and a dancer, husband-and-wife team Ela Lamblin and Leah Mann create breathtaking performances that combine art, music, and dance. Physical Music combines their best material with new works developed in partnership with scientists from Emory University. Recommended for all ages.

  • Israel’s Galilee Multicultural Theatre's Sofia’s Drawings
    This performance weaves together actors,puppets, and video to tell the story of Sofia’s life, her hopes, and fears during her time in hiding from the Nazis during World War II. Sofia’s Drawings recently received top honors for best play and music at the International Theatre Festival in Haifa. For children ages 8 and up.

The CHF web site has details on all of the performances, and there are MANY! There's something for everyone, so take a look at the offerings and go enjoy!

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