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Chicago Live! Community Engagement Program

Navy Pier and Chicago Live! participating organizations proudly share the 2023 “Chicago Live! Community Engagement Program” starting Thursday, Sept. 7, through Sunday, Sept. 24.

The Chicago Live Community Engagement Program is an opportunity for Chicago neighborhoods to take part in free classes and workshops and to learn more about some of Chicago’s best performing arts groups before watching them perform as part of
Chicago Live! on Saturday, Sept. 23, and Sunday, Sept. 24 at Navy Pier.

Note: Please contact each company directly for more details on the classes and registration. All activities, times, and dates are subject to change.

Full Schedule: Chicago Live! Community Engagement Program

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2023
Group: Chicago Dance Crash
Class: Open Dress Rehearsal Preview and Q & A Session
Time: 12pm – 1pm
Location: Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N Dearborn, Chicago
Website: https://chicagodancecrash.com/

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2023
Group: Aerial Dance Chicago
Class: Free flight aerial workshop (40 student capacity)
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: 4028 W. Irving Park Rd, Chicago
Website: https://www.aerialdancechicago.org/

Group: Joel Hall Dancers
Class: Jazz Dance Class
Times: 11AM-12PM (20 student capacity); 12PM-1PM (20 student capacity)
Location: Mayfair Arts Center, 8701 S Bennett Ave., Chicago
Website: https://www.joelhall.org/

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2023
Group: Hiplet Ballerinas
Class: Rehearsal Observation
Time: 4pm – 7pm
Location: Dearborn Station, 47 W Polk St, Chicago
Website: https://www.hipletballerinas.com/

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2023
Group: Chicago Samba
Class: Brazilian Percussion Workshop (20 student capacity)
Time: 3pm – 4pm
Location: Culture Corner at Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago
Website: http://www.chicagosamba.com/

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2023
Group: Meher Dance Company
Class: Bollywood & Indian Dance Workshop
Time: 4pm- 5pm
Location: Culture Corner at Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago
Website: https://www.meherdance.com/

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2023
Group: Chicago Tap Theatre
Class: Beginner adult tap class (35 student capacity)
Time: 11am – 12pm
Location: Visceral Studios, 3121 N Rockwell, Chicago
Website: https://chicagotaptheatre.com/

Group: Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Ryan Opera Center
Session: Observation of Open Finalist Auditions (capacity TBD)
Time: 12pm – 6pm (drop in)
Location:  Lyric Opera House, 20 N Wacker Dr., Chicago
Website: https://www.lyricopera.org/

Group: Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
Class: Talk-back & Ticket “Blues for an Alabama Sky” (20 participant capacity)
Time:  2:30pm – 3pm
Location: Theater Wit, 1229 W Belmont, Chicago
Website: https://www.remybumppo.org/

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2023
Group: The Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts)
Session: “Journey Through The Arts”
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Location: The Chicago High School for the Arts, 2714 W Augusta Ave, Chicago
Website: https://chiarts.org/

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2023
Group: Chicago Children’s Theatre
Class: Dress Rehearsal Preview of “Mesmerized: A Ben Franklin Science & History Mystery” (120 attendee capacity)
Time: 10am – 11:15am
Location: 100 S Racine, Chicago
Website: https://chicagochildrenstheatre.org/

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2023
Group: Culture Shock Chicago
Class: Open Community Hip Hop Class (capacity TBD)
Time: 10am – 11am
Location: Chicago Live! Fifth Third Bank East Stage at Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago
Website: http://cultureshockchicago.org/

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