What good can a splash of coloration do in a group of grey?
A neighborhood remodeled for the higher in Perhaps One thing Lovely, a brand new digital quick movie for youths, households and faculties from Chicago Kids’s Theatre and the Negaunee Music Institute on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO).
The brand new, 13-minute, bilingual Spanish/English video is now posted without cost, on-demand viewing for kids and households in Chicago and around the globe on CCTv: Virtual Theatre and Learning from Chicago Children’s Theatre and CSOtv.
Youngsters of all ages will love and be impressed by Mira, the younger protagonist in Perhaps One thing Lovely who decides sooner or later to stick her drawing of a solar on one of many darkish partitions of an alley, simply to carry brightness to the grins of her neighbors. The pressure of that solar’s attraction sparks a metamorphosis of these streets and the lives of Mira and her neighbors, perpetually. Perhaps One thing Lovely is a real story about Rafael and Candice López, two distinctive folks dedicated to artwork and social justice who turned the darkness of their neighborhood right into a world of hope and sweetness by turning the alleys of San Diego’s East Village into artwork canvases.
At the moment, the City Artwork Path stays a bodily image of 1 group’s triumph towards the forces of social decay. The story has since been shared with hundreds of thousands of younger readers by way of the favored image e-book and is now being delivered to on-line audiences because of this new collaboration.
“Chicago Kids’s Theatre and the CSO have created one thing lovely right here,” stated F. Isabel Campoy, co-author, Perhaps One thing Lovely.
“The CSO took the magic wand from Rafael López and remodeled coloration into music, artwork to sound, ‘oneness’ to group. The script tells the story the way in which many individuals in our nation specific themselves at present. I embrace it utterly. Chicago Kids’s Theatre’s lovely puppetry and Jasmin Cardenas‘ heat voice are charming to observe by way of the streets of San Diego, or truly, any road now.”
All through the video, the quintet performs alternatives from Latin American and South American composers together with Miguel del Águila’s Quinteto Sinfónico, José Luis Hurtado’s Son de la Bruja and Astor Piazzolla‘s Libertango, organized by Jeff Scott. Jasmin Cardenas, a highly-regarded native actor and storyteller, is the Narrator and Bilingual Script Author of Perhaps One thing Lovely. Very like the Walkie Talkies podcast she created final fall for CCT, Butterflies, Aztec Gods and Puerquitos/Candy Piggie Bread, an unique, story-based tour of Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, Perhaps One thing Lovely additionally options narration in Spanish, English and “Spanglish,” all superbly voiced by Cardenas.
Moreover, Cardenas labored on a companion examine information for Perhaps One thing Lovely with the schooling employees at Chicago Kids’s Theatre and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Affiliation. Sources embody Spanish and English vocabulary phrases, suggestions for reworking a drawing right into a mural, and background on the woodwind devices and the Latino composers featured within the movie. Mother and father and academics will be capable of obtain the free information through each organizations’ web sites.
Jacqueline Russell, Creative Director, Chicago Kids’s Theatre, and Jon Weber, Director, College and Household Applications, Negaunee Music Institute, co-directed Perhaps One thing Lovely.
The manufacturing workforce contains CCT Manufacturing Director Will Bishop, who additionally designed the puppets; Miranda Betancourt, puppetry assistant; Jeffrey Paschal, director of pictures for Chicago Kids’s Theatre; Todd Rosenberg, director of pictures for the CSO; and Charlie Submit, Mark Alletag and Connor Boyle, audio engineering.
The manufacturing is impressed by the e-book Perhaps One thing Lovely: How Artwork Reworked a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell, illustrated by Rafael López, revealed by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. For extra details about the e-book, the authors and illustrator, go to maybesomethingbeautiful.com.