Program Schedule

This schedule is almost complete and most venues confirmed. The conference is anchored by the Community Music Division of DePaul University School of Music and the Old Town School of Folk Music.

The conversation of "what is cabaret" and "how can we expand this art" begins one Sunday with the Chicago premiere of the documentary The Torchbearersand closes the following Sunday with the Showcase concert of singers who will have worked on their craft during the week.

Details are linked for each type of activity:
  • Five public concerts
  • Film screenings and four "Razzle-Dazzles"—multi-media extravaganzas with songs, history, and projections
  • Three roundtable discussions on critical aspects of cabaret in the 21st century
  • Forty hours of master classes and workshop will take place over seven days, in two three-hour segments each day.
  • In addition three of our French cohorts will offer school programs Monday to Wednesday sponsored by Old Town School of Folk Music and Ravinia Outreach. Faith Prince will give master classes for students of the Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts) and Roosevelt University.
This schedule remains subject to change as new opportunities arise! (Updated August 3, 2018)
SUNDAY 10/28 1 PM: I-House Global Voices co-sponsors Film screenings (Chicago premier with Cheryl E. Grant) International House University of Chicago 3:30 PM: Razzle-Dazzle #1: "Le Cabaret New Yorkais" (Jacques Protat from Dijon; Maryline Rollet of Paris) International House University of Chicago 5 PM Razzle-Dazzle #2: "History of Cabaret in Chicago" (Charles Troy and June Sawyers)
7:00 PM private reception nearby for registrants
International House University of Chicago
MONDAY 10/29 First session with Faith and Alex; workshops 2) or 3) Davenport's 7:30 Monday Night Live (group dinner; songs with Beckie Menzie and Denise McGowan) Petterino's 10 PM–midnight, Open Mic Davenport's
TUESDAY 10/30 Visiting Art Institute of Chicago Study Room
OR Workshop 2) or 3) or 4)
Art Institute or Davenport's Open Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome —a cabaret evening with Faith Prince and Friends Stage 773 on the set of TimeLine's Master Class
WEDNESDAY 10/31 [Halloween] Workshop 1) or 5) Old Town School of Folk Music 5:45 PM Round Table: the Economics of Cabaret Old Town School (OTS café-suppers available) 8:30 PM World Music Wednesday: Costumes, Clowns & Masks with Clotilde Rullaud, Clovis, Jean-Claude Orfali, et al Old Town School Maurer Hall
THURSDAY 11/1 Workshops: 1) or 6) or 7) or 8) Old Town School 6:30 PM— Meet Michèle Barbier, personal secretary to Josephine Baker, vice-president of the Alliance Francophone, founder of the Kreatika festival of singer-songwriters, underwritten by the Alliance Francophone.
Alliance Française de Chicago 7:30 PM— Paris Noir: Celebrating Black Culture in Paris! Alliance Française
FRIDAY 11/2 Workshops: 1) or 7) or 8) or 9) Old Town School 5:45 PM Roundtable: The Business of cabaret Wishbone North 8 PM Young Torchbearers: dinner show of young singers and songwriters Wishbone North
SATURDAY 11/3 Workshops: 1) or 10) or 11) DePaul School of Music 5:45 Roundtable: The Future of Cabaret DePaul School of Music student lounge 8 PM Razzle Dazzle #3: Cabaret of the Belle époque (Yves Bertrand) and #4: Joseph Kosma: composer of Autumn Leaves (Françoise Miran of Nice) DePaul School of Music Recital Hall
SUNDAY 11/4 Workshop/rehearsals DePaul School of Music Technical run-through OR optional playgoing to see "Master Class" at TimeLine Theatre DePaul School of Music Showcase concert for master class participants followed by closing party DePaul School of Music recital hall and party venue

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