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My name is Gary Zidek. Welcome to The Arts Section. Tune into the radio program every Sunday morning on WDCB 90.9 & 90.7 FM or listen to it online here. I'll be showcasing a variety of arts & entertainment, as well as.highlighting some creative ideas.

Chicago Fest Shines Light On Bold Performances

Chicago Fest Shines Light On Bold Performances

WDCB’s Gary Zidek talks to Pivot Arts founder/director Julieanne Ehre about the Chicago-based organization and this year’s Pivot Arts Festival.

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“I saw a need for an organization that could support artists who were working outside mainstream theaters, that were doing work that was considered cutting edge. But I would also say, also really looked to find pieces that are accessible to many audiences”. - Julieanne Ehre, director of Pivot Arts talking about the organization’s mission.

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The 7th annual Pivot Arts Festival kicks off Friday May 31 and continues through June 9 at locations in the Uptown and Edgewater neighborhoods. This year’s fest will feature five world premiere performances.

A rehearsal for THE ROSINA PROJECT

A rehearsal for THE ROSINA PROJECT

The Pivot Arts Festival will start with the premiere of THE ROSINA PROJECT. The contemporary adaptation of Rossini’s THE BARBER OF SEVILLE is a co-production created by Chicago Fringe Opera and Brave Soul Movement. There will be 3 presentations of THE ROSINA PROJECT, May 31, June 1 & 2 at Alternatives (4730 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago).

Ahmed Moneka and Jesse LaVercombe in GILGAMESH AND ENKIDU. Photo credit Bruce Silcox

Ahmed Moneka and Jesse LaVercombe in GILGAMESH AND ENKIDU. Photo credit Bruce Silcox

The Pivot Arts Festival will also present the premiere of GILGAMESH AND ENKIDU, a production that mixes live music, physical theater and storytelling.

Image from SEARCH PARTY

Image from SEARCH PARTY

You can learn more about Pivot Arts and find a complete Pivot Arts Festival schedule here.

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