Water Music on the Beach is a series of live performances that highlights Chicago’s proximity to Lake Michigan. The compositions and scores reflect, react to, or personify the sounds of water. This year we are partnering with Djaspora Productions to present works by Simon Anderson, Benelux (Helen Gillet, Lia Kohl, Katinka Klein) Marie Casimir and Meida McNeal, Move Me Soul, Brian Sandstrom, and more. Artwork presented by Moises Salazar.
Benelux iis the triple cello threat of Helen Gillet, Lia Kohl and Katinka Kleijn. Formed at the 2017 New Orleans Instigation Festival, they use their shared musical sensitivity and sense of exploration to meet, while at the same time expanding the group’s direction in each of their very unique individual expertise.
Marie Casimir is a Haitian-American writer and performer interested in the straddling of multiple cultures and languages and how they resonate in the body. Her work has appeared at Dance Union, Links Hall and At The Table.
Meida McNeal is an independent artist and scholar of performance studies, dance and critical ethnography. She is manager of performance arts learning with Changing Worlds, an educational arts organization, and part time faculty in Interdisciplinary Arts at Columbia College Chicago and Governors State University. Her creative works have been performed in Illinois, Ohio, California and Trinidad.
Move Me Soul is a youth dance company that fuses technique, performance, positivity and creativity. Teens move beyond their limits on and off stage.
Brian Sandstrom is an contrabass Jazz musician (as well as playing trumpet, guitar, trombone, and percussion). He has been an active player in the Chicago music scene since the early 1980s.
Moises Salazar is an artist working in painting, drawing, and sculpture, video installation. Currently a student at the Art Institute of Chicago, he aims to present new possibilities for exploited people, undocumented immigrants, and people of color through his work.