One Score One Chicago

One Score, One Chicago® 2016

Stravinsky's The Firebird

Inspired by the Chicago Public Library’s One Book, One Chicago, Ravinia’s One Score initiative promotes the enjoyment of classical music and creates a cultural touchstone to enable people of diverse backgrounds to engage in community-wide discussion of selected masterworks.


The Firebird

LEARNING TO FLY

JANNI YOUNGE MAKES A NEW FIREBIRD WITH NO STRINGS ATTACHED

By Kyle MacMillan

Janni Younge believes passionately in the power of puppetry. Although the centuries-old art form might seem passé in a world where video games and other online diversions are available in seconds, she believes it is even more needed than ever as a tangible antidote to such high-tech escapism. “People are relating to a very ancient instinct,” says the South African puppetmaker, “which is to enjoy the animation of an inanimate object. Particularly in contemporary puppetry, where you see the performers creating life in a thing that is clearly not alive, there is a kind of electricity that happens. We relate to it on a very primal level.”

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REACH*TEACH*PLAY PHOTO GALLERY

Firebird photo gallery
Firebird photo gallery
Firebird photo gallery
Firebird photo gallery
Firebird photo gallery