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