Striding Lion Performance Group

Biography: 

Striding Lion offers performing arts residencies, workshops, and in-school touring performances for kindergarten through high school students. Striding Lion has extensive residency experience through the IAC AIE Artists Roster, After School Matters, the Vittum Theater, Urban Gateways, and independent collaborations with Illinois schools and community centers. Striding Lion's collaborative residencies teach students interpersonal skills and tools for teamwork through the creation of original interdisciplinary performance. Through skill games, improvisation, and compositional studies, Striding Lion artists guide students through the creation of choreography, music, and theater in a collaborative adaptation of literature or other subject matter. Through this multi-disciplinary experience, Striding Lion artist-teachers are able to focus on each child's artistic strengths, giving the children more opportunities to succeed and leaving them with a truly empowering arts experience.

Artistic Statement: 

Striding Lion InterArts Workshop is an ensemble of Chicago artists from theater, dance, music, and visual arts disciplines dedicated to producing quality interdisciplinary performing arts experiences on the stage and in the classroom. Striding Lion educational programs teach students methods by which to create original, collaborative, interdisciplinary performance. By utilizing multiple artistic disciplines in the process of storytelling, we empower both the individual artist and the ensemble.

Residency Type: 
Performance Company