New Moon On The Lagoon
AN EVENING LULLABY PARADE WITH MOON AND WHALE WATCHING
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
Anissa Vega of Chicago Cuatro Orchestra
Laura Crotte Occelli
Lights and Lullabies Workshop Leaders:
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.
Block Club Federation
West Town Bikes
The Humboldt Park Advisory Council
David Christopher Krause