Getting Youngsters Excited
WTTW11 invites you to meet people from throughout Illinois who will do just about anything to get young people excited about the arts. Join host Phil Ponce for Arts Across Illinois, made possible by the Illinois Arts Council, on Friday, May 25 at 7:30 pm and repeated on Sunday, June 17 at 5:30 pm.
Host Phil Ponce
POWER TO THE PEOPLE
THE DUNHAM TECHNIQUE
Power to the People – Rita Simo always dreamed of opening a tuition-free music school. Today, Chicago's People's Music School is 30 years old.
People's Music School
931 W. Eastwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641
Pure Imagination – Carbondale muralist Stephen Fessler's painting may seem haphazard, but it's no accident. Watch as he transforms ordinary classrooms into imagination stations where children create art out of chaos.
Pleasant Hill Road
Carbondale, IL 62903
Clowning Around – Chicago's CircEsteem helps the greatest kids on earth take center stage. They step right up to learn the art of juggling, gymnastics, and the self confidence that comes from a job well done.
Cambodia Remembered – The children's dance troupe of the Cambodian Association of Illinois is a culture club that keeps alive meaningful memories for Illinois' Cambodian community.
Cambodian Association of Illinois
2831 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
The Dunham Technique – Katherine Dunham studied, performed, and choreographed African-inspired dances. Up until her recent death she remained a trailblazer in the world of modern dance and civil rights. Considered the mother of black dance in America, she devoted herself to making the arts available to the children of East St. Louis.
South Shore High School
7526 N. Constance