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A Study in Rhyme & Song

  • Blanc Gallery 4445 South King Drive Chicago, IL, 60653 United States (map)

Norman Teague presents A Study in Rhyme & Song

Free, All ages

"A Study in Rhyme & Song: Then There Were None" 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 Steven Beaudoin, Eliijah Blanton Omari FerrellTyran Freeman, and Osiris Khepera. Choreography by Ricardo Gamboa.

Following the performance, join us for a talkback moderated by Norman Teague.

This event is ADA accessible.

Earlier Event: December 11
A Study in Rhyme & Song
Later Event: December 31
From Chicago to Cuzco NYE 2017