Chicago Peacebook Festival focuses on decreasing violence

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Chicago dancers, musicians and visual artists are coming together for a city-wide festival focused on decreasing violence in Chicago. (WLS)

Chicago dancers, musicians and visual artists are coming together for a city-wide festival focused on decreasing violence in Chicago. Artistic Director Anthony Moseley stopped by Windy City Live to share more, and Yuri Lane the Human Beatbox and the Step-Alive All Stars of Englewood performed.

PEACEBOOK Fest: Collaboraction, Chicago's social issue-driven contemporary theatre, announces the line-up of 21 new works for its first-ever PEACEBOOK Festival, a collaborative city-wide festival of theatre, dance, music, visual art and spoken word focused on cultivating peace in Chicago.

Collaboraction created PEACEBOOK as a way to engage new artists, audiences, and communities in creating and sharing art that envisions a more peaceful Chicago. Prior to each show, there will be a free community meal and peace fair with panels, workshops and community organizations from a diverse line up of Peacemakers in Chicago. Additionally, each night features a different musical guest.

Fri & Sat, Aug 12 & 13 at Hamilton Park in Englewood, 513 W. 72nd St.
Fri & Sat, Aug 19 & 20 at LaFollette Park in Austin, 1333 N. Laramie
Fri & Sat, Aug 26 & 27 at Clarendon Park in Uptown, 4501 N. Clarendon

Chicago Beatbox LTD: This piece will feature amazing beatboxers from around the Chicago area, including an interactive beatbox symphony conducted by Yuri Lane, also known as the Human Beatbox.

Step-Alive: A Chicago-Style Steppin dance piece cultivating peace and harmony performed by the Step-Alive Teen All Stars of Englewood. The structured art form of Chicago-style Steppin is an antidote and social alternative to anti-social behavior, and it gives youth something to pass along to their children when the time comes.

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