Bringing Moving Music & Visual Art to the Streets

New Moon On The Lagoon

MAY 2013


Opera-Matic artists asked our neighbors and families to help create a community gesture. We learned lullabies from elders, teens, children, and music teachers, taught flashlight choreography and planned a lullaby parade. We created animated fellow travelers for lullaby paraders to sing to and signal to. Together we walked and sang and experienced Chicago's beautiful Humboldt Park in an enchanted light. 

Above photo set by Jim Newberry


Song booklets were provided and song leaders Anissa Vega, Mars Caulton, and Laura Crotte Occelli led the practice.  

Thanks to community partners and artists who created the Lullaby Parade:

Flashlight Flag Corp:

Youth Making a Difference (YMAD)
Humboldt Park Block Club Federation

Lullaby Leaders:

Anissa Vega of Chicago Cuatro Orchestra
Mars Caulton
Laura Crotte Occelli

Lights and Lullabies Workshop Leaders:

Mars Caulton
Jessica Hudson

Workshop Participants:

Ames Middle School Students - Elev8 Program
Roque De Duprey Families and Community Members
Students in Association House’s After School Program
YMAD - Youth Making A Difference
Young Women Participants of Youth Service Project, Inc.

Additional Thanks:

Maggie Martinez
 Block Club Federation
Fernando Moreno
BUILD Chicago
West Town Bikes
The Humboldt Park Advisory Council

Contributing Artists:

Petra Bachmaier
Matt Bins
Robin Cline
Andrea Everman
Sarah Fornace
Sean Gallero
Rachel Hanauer
Daniel Kerr-Hobert
Jessica Hudson
Kathleen Judge
Margaret Goddard-Knop
Ali Love
Patrick McGee
Ryan Mayer
Fred Merkle
Mark Messing
Laura Tamarkin-Miracle
 Dana Oliveri
Lebster Pabon
Liviu Pasare
Kate Sheehy
Jeff Thomas
Neil Verplank
Megin Wardle
Chris Wooten

Special Thanks:
Sarah Bendix
Janet Ecklebarger
Lidoska Guietti
Jenny Knowlton
David Christopher Krause

This program is partially supported by grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and CityArts, a program of the Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events. Opera-Matic programs are also made possible through support from the National Endowment for the Arts Art Works program, Alphawood, the Chicago Community Trust, Night Out in the Parks, and more. Visit our "Support" page for more information. 

This project is supported by a Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

© 2013 Opera-Matic