Monday, February 23, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
from 3 - 7 p.m. at the University Center.
(located at 525 South State Street)
AWESOME Raffle Prizes
AMAZING Video of Chicago’s Loop set to music
MEET Chicago Loop Businesses
INTERACT with fellow Loop college students
LEARN about the Block 37 Mosaic Bench competition
FUN with Tommy Hawk – the Blackhawk's mascot
PLAY board games with your schoolmates
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
At once we, the users, can be involved in moving slowly through space while a quick action in our body is in progress. Those dynamics of movement are only a portion of what else might go on at the same time.
We are letting our mind observe and analyze many things at once, we are aware of the connection between effort and pleasure, we connect to the “sense of plenty of time”, especially when we move fast, we are aware of the distance between our body parts, we are aware of the friction between flesh and bones, we sense the weight of our body parts, we are aware of where we hold unnecessary tension, we let go only to bring life and efficient movement to where we let go…We are listening, seeing, measuring, playing with the texture of our flesh, we might be silly, decorating our inside, we can laugh at ourselves.
We learn to love our sweat, we discover our passion to move and connect it to effort, we discover both the animal in us and the power of our imagination.
We learn to appreciate understatement and exaggeration, we discover the difference between joy and pleasure and use both to protect ourselves from injuring and hurting our body, we learn to apply our force in an efficient way and we learn to use “other” forces,We become more delicate and we recognize the importance of the flow of energy and information through our body in all directions!
We discover the advantage of soft flesh and sensitive hands, we learn to connect to groove even when there is no music.
We become more aware of people in the room and we realize that we are not in the center of it all. We never look at ourselves in a mirror, there are no mirrors. We become better aware of our form. We connect to the sense of the endless of possibilities.
We explore multi dimensional movement, we enjoy the burning sensation in our muscles, we are ready to snap, we are aware of what we are made of, we are aware of our explosive power and some times we use it.
We change our movement habits by finding new ones, we can be calm and alert at once.
We become available…”
-Ohad Naharin, March 2008
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
God Bless America Featuring Linda Clifford
We Shall Be Free Featuring Bruce Mattey
A Change Is Gonna Come Featuring Linda Clifford
The Battle Hymn of the Republic Featuring the Walter Payton College Prep Concert Choir
From Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s First Inaugural Address read by Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (Original orchestration by Christopher Lay)
Give Me Your Tired Featuring the Walter Payton College Prep Concert Choir
PART TWO: THE PROMISE
The Best Is Yet To Come Featuring Mark Madsen
Lean On Me Featuring Suzanne Palmer
Signed, Sealed, Delivered Featuring Suzanne Palmer
The River Featuring Linda Clifford
From Barack Obama’s Presidential Candidacy Announcement at Springfield, Illinois read by Dennis Gannon & Tim Drea
America’s Working Heroes Featuring Bruce Mattey
America the Beautiful Featuring Walt Whitman and the Soul Children of Chicago
PART THREE: WITH LIBERTY & JUSTICE FOR ALL
The Stars & Stripes Forever Composed by John Philip Sousa
An Ellingtonian Renaissance Featuring Orbert Davis
Just A Closer Walk With Thee Featuring Orbert Davis & Rich Daniels
Shed A Little Light Featuring Bruce Mattey & the Walter Payton College Prep Concert Choir
From “What I See in Lincoln’s Eyes” by Barack Obama read by Dr. Charles Middleton
May The Good Lord Bless & Keep You Featuring the Walter Payton College Prep Concert Choir
PART FOUR: UNITED WE STAND
From Barack Obama’s Election Night Speech read by Attorney General Lisa Madigan
My Kind of Town Featuring Mark Madsen
From Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address read by Attorney General Lisa Madigan
Hero Featuring Suzanne Palmer
R-E-S-P-E-C-T Featuring Linda Clifford
O Happy Day Featuring Walt Whitman and the Soul Children of Chicago
An American Soliloquy read by Jim Williams (Music by Richard Rogers)
United We Stand Entire Cast
God Bless America Featuring Linda Clifford & Entire Cast
The Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Jewish News all featured Batsheva Dance Company over the weekend:
Naharin presents greatest hits with 'Deca', Chicago Tribune
Going 'Gaga' Over Dance, Chicago Sun-Times
A moving experience from Israel, Chicago Jewish News
Don't miss this one-of-a-kind experience at the Auditorium on February 7 at 7:30 p.m. and February 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available by phone at 312.902.1500, online or at our box office at 50 E. Congress Parkway.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Batsheva Dance Company: $15 tickets available beginning at noon on Thursday, February 5th. Two tickets per valid college ID. Student rush tickets are available at the box office only.
America in the Age of Obama: $15 tickets available beginning Monday, February 9th at noon. Two tickets per valid college ID, box office only.
Rush tickets will be available until showtime and are subject to availability.
George & Zalman (2006)