North Side South Side One Side is a new, monthly performance and education series featuring 3 to 4 different dance and music companies at the Mayfair Arts Center. Each Sunday afternoon event will include 6 FREE introductory classes and a collaborative, Free AND Affordable performances featuring all of the artists. North Side South Side One Side opens May 15th and continues monthly until October 16th.
On May 15th, join us from 1:00 -4:30pm for 6 FREE classes and a collaborative performance by 4 incredible groups including Black Girls Dance, the Meher Dance Company (Indian dance), Juliani Ensemble (chamber music), and the Collaborative Institute of Cultural Arts (CICA-Mexican folkloric dance)!
The day will consist of 3, FREE introductory classes from 1-1:50pm followed by 3 more FREE introductory classes from 2-2:50pm. Classes will be taught by artists from Meher Dance Company, Juliani Ensemble, and CICA! Class sizes are limited, so pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
From 3:30-4:30, all four companies will share the floor to present samples of their music and dance artistry.
North Side, South Side, One Side will help establish and grow new roots for CHRP’s Mayfair Arts Center so that over time it can:
1) provide an affordable platform and base of operations for independent artists and other small to midsize dance and music companies based on the South Side.
2) introduce the new MAC to children, teens, adults, and elders from Calumet Heights and surrounding neighborhoods so that they can engage in lifelong learning opportunities and earn the health and wellness benefits accrued through participation in the arts.
3) be an economic development center for the South Side by helping independent artists and small companies generate earned income.
4) continue to refine and share this model of collective artistic practice, economic development, and peaceful coexistence.