Collaboraction Presents The 9th Annual CARNAVAL: Let Them Eat Cake
Collaboraction is an award winning theater-based artist collective dedicated to a paradigm of evolving entertainment. Collaboraction has produced 33 productions and over 40 events including their annual SKETCHBOOK festival and this season’s acclaimed production of The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow. The company has also received 14 Joseph Jefferson Citation nominations, four Citations and one Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination.
Isis Rose and the 4orty 5ives
The singer/songwriter, producer/composer, guitarist/pianist, and all around utopian who's vastly moving up the ranks to stardom continues to blow us away note by glorious note. This Chicago native has appeared on a plethora of independent releases this past year inspiring many others to raise their levels of creativity. With the urge to perform and contrive flowing through her being at an early age, Isis immediately began singing. She soon thereafter began playing piano by ear as early as 5. Which eventually progressed into taking lessons to hone her craft. By the age of 14 she decided piano wasn't enough and decided to take on the task of learning guitar. 2 years later she officially began writing and composing. With several astonishing live performances under her belt, Isis made the decision to amalgamate herself with music. And by 2008 started recording, performing, producing, and making professional music a career. A perfectionist like no other, Isis Rose continues to grow in various aspects musically. Constantly accumulating influences spanning from funk, psychedelic, Latin, and jazz to Afro beats and all things in between. She also continues to collaborate with equally talented artists in different genres, such as Ill Legit (Hip Hop) and The 4orty 5ives (indie rock), in hopes to create a seamless unity of music eliminating the boundaries set by catagorizing sound.
...The movement that is Isis Rose has begun. It is rapidly expanding and insighting love, peace, uncontrollable rythmic dance, creativity, and enlightenment through sound. Isis Rose is a vital part in the revival of music and spirit so lend her your ear, mind, body, and soul as she will lead you on an incredible musical journey w/ no return ticket.
Chicago-based performance art group Environmental Encroachment (EE) uses circus theatrics, live music and costumes to create unique entertainment environments, parades, processions, shows, punk artist marching band encroachments and art happenings.
EE combines a costumed marching band with multi-media stage performance antics, including dancers, hooping, juggling and skits. EE encourages people to interact, be a part, be curious, dance, play.
EE can expand to the size of your event - stage shows, mobile experiences, children's shows, Holiday events, street busking, tactical comic encroachments, festivals, rituals, ceremonies, vaudevillian skits, electric and acoustic music jams, funerals and births.
Shazam Bangles / Dario X