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A Study in Rhyme & Song

  • High Concept Labs @ Mana Contemporary, 4th FL 2233 South Throop Street Chicago, IL, 60608 United States (map)

$10, $5 for students and seniors, free for children under 12

"A Study in Rhyme & Song: Then There Were None" by High Concept Labs Sponsored Artist Sadie Woods surveys the performance of identity through the lens of children’s rhymes and songs. The performative sound installation offers a critical perspective on notions of progress, living in a post-racial nation, and identity-based politics.

Pulling from the Minstrel show tunes “Ten Little Nigger Boys” and “Ten Little Injuns”, "A Study in Rhyme & Song" confronts the history of propaganda in education and entertainment. Sound recordings and audio collages are played while concurrent choreographed movement explores themes of the school-to-prison pipeline, gun culture in America and social justice hashtags, masculinity and queer culture, and comic relief.

Featuring performers Omari FerrellTyran FreemanOsiris KheperaErick Heir McGee, and Sean James William Parris. Choreography by Ricardo Gamboa.

Following the performance, join us for a talkback moderated by art critic and curator Sabrina Greig.

This event is ADA accessible.

Earlier Event: November 18
CONNECT Hyde Park Arts Festival
Later Event: December 18
A Study in Rhyme & Song