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Élevé: the Finale, Myths, and HAROLD GREEN

it's the finale...

We have quite a line up to end our first season of Élevé. This series has been an awesome platform for us to invite colleagues from several disciplines to collaborate with us for an evening of artistry, beautiful aesthetics, and one heck of a good time. 

For the finale, we'll be performing the MYTHES by K. Szymanowski. Arethusa, Narcissus, and the Nymphs and Pan are the mythical characters that inspired the 3 movements of the MYTHES. You'll for sure hear quite the soundscape that explores the stories, emotions, and trajectories of each mythical creature.

We're not stopping there. We are also adding another artist for this exploration of the MYTHES. Harold Green, the amazing spoken word artist, will be joining us and performing original work within our performance of the MYTHES. We're so excited to not only work with Mr. Green, but his incredible storytelling will completely take this experience beyond the original source by adding elements of modern word, experience, and culture. 

Harold Green III

Harold Green III

Tickets are available for Élevé via Brown Paper Tickets. Tickets include admission with either 2 or 3 drinks tickets for the amazing cocktails provided by Rhine Hall Distillery. 

wednesday, june 7th
doors open at 7:30p, music starts at 8pm
tickets $15-$20
@ Ovation Chicago: 2324 W Fulton


We're so looking forward to seeing you at the finale!

love, 

B&H

a special thank you to our sponsors!

Industry Night w/ Angel's Envy!

Hey gang,

This next IndustryNight will be so much fun! Our dear friend Shaunna McCarthy (whiskey guardian for Angel's Envy and all around amazing human being) is coming over and presenting 3 (yes THREE) cocktails highlighting the delicious bourbon that is ANGEL's ENVY. What are the cocktails, you ask? That you'll have to see for yourself. All I can say is: punch, stir, and DIY...

Now this pairing we find especially on point because we'll be performing the 3rd Sonata by Johannes Brahms. This sonata is jam-packed with all of the ups and downs in any brilliant novel, and we are so excited to share this work with you, as it is super near and dear to our hearts. And of course, last IndustryNight winner, Poulenc: I. Allegro Fuoco will be performed!

 

 

tickets to industry night are still available online or at the door for $10. NOTE: attendees must be 21+years to attend!

 

 

#rootbuilt

rootbuilt performance | experience | process 

Hello!

We've had an incredibly thoughtful and reflective week. We have launched a new campaign to help fund and expand our infrastructure, and in the process, we took a moment to think about our mission, our process, and how to share with you why we believe our projects, collaborations, and trajectories are so important. We thought of how we could describe our process for creating performances and experiences, and ultimately, we found that rootbuilt says it all. 

what is rootbuilt, you ask?

Rootbuilt describes the process of constructing a live artistic performance that is only possible when built upon the roots of respect, skill, and relevance.

what's the big deal about artistic performance?

Through the abstract nature of performance, art provides a larger and potentially removed perspective of everyday occurrences, creating space and a unique opportunity for us all to process everyday life differently.

why do I need the artistic performance to be rootbuilt?

We have found through our experience that this model consistently creates the highest quality with the greatest efficiency. What a combo!

how does this rootbuilt thing happen?

Imagine a triangle with these three points: Performer, the Art, Audience. Each of these points is critical to the rootbuilt experience, and each point is connected with the two-way channels that intertwine each component’s Relevance (opportunity), Skill (responsibility), and Respect (fulfillment). 

Each point is critical to the success of the other two. When one becomes disconnected, the whole process deteriorates. 

YOU have the power

Together, and only together, we actively connect all three points. As the Performer presenting the Art, we pledge to you to keep those communication channels open tirelessly and earnestly. If you’ll participate and take up your role as the Audience, we can connect all three points and sustain this rootbuilt experience indefinitely. We will have no limits on where we travel, who collaborates with us, and how we can document the successes of this truly interactive performance model. Be part of this movement! Make a pledge!

what's an example of rootbuilt?

At our home-base of Chicago, we have a couple running performance series that already use this rootbuilt foundation to collaborate with something very relevant in Chicago: food. Through “Industry Night” and “Élevé”, we collaborate with chefs, farmers, distillers, and brewers for interdisciplinary performances that satiate all 5 senses in one night. 

 

At the Banff Centre, in Banff, Canada, we recently presented another rootbuilt collaboration with their restaurant, and you can read about that here. 

 

 

We have so many other plans up our sleeves, and can share them if you believe that rootbuilt is the way to go, and will join our efforts by making a monthly pledge for this movement! The more you pledge, the more channels of communication we are able to open to you. Check out our goals to see more specifically how your support directly affects our success. 

Thanks SO much for taking a stand in this rootbuilt movement. It means the world to us. You are the world to us.


We're in it together.

b&h
#rootbuilt
 

industry night welcomes: Honey Butter Fried Chicken!

tuesday, march 14th and HBFC is comin' ova to 2620 W Washington!

We are super excited to be sharing the stage with Honey Butter Fried Chicken. Not only are they fluent in fried chicken, they are amazing community builders, source their food responsibly and locally, and have an incredible team that they work with and support. Read for yourselves:

"We believe that you should feel good about your food—where it comes from, how it’s prepared, how it is served and by whom. So when you eat our chicken, our sides and desserts, we hope you’ll spend some time thinking about the ideas behind every bite."

 

 

 

 

Their shop is located at:

3361 North Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618

 

 

 

Photocred: Albert Gonzales   

Photocred: Albert Gonzales

 

 

 

industry night's popular vote winner:

Poulenc 1, Allegro con Fuoco

Hear it next industry night on May 9th!

 

Fried chicken, corn muffins, pasta salad, more fried chicken with the ever famous honey butter

Fried chicken, corn muffins, pasta salad, more fried chicken with the ever famous honey butter

  

industry night welcomes: SBK

industry night
tuesday, september 20th, 8p
2620 w washington blvd

Hurry to grab a free RSVP! Otherwise it's 10 bucks online or at the door. 

We are so excited to feature Sauce and Bread Kitchen for our #industrynight season opener! Sauce (Mike Bancroft, founder and master of the amazing line of hot saucesCo-op Hot Sauce) and Bread (Anne Kostroski, founder and master baker at Crumb Chicago ) is a cafe in Rogers Park on Clark near Devon. Everything is locally sourced, made from scratch, and on top of that has its roots working with Chicago Youth (read on that here). 

In addition to their cafe in Roger's Park, you can find Co-op Sauces (including salsas, poblano mustard, krautchi, and bloody mary mix) in most of Chicago's grocery stores, farmer's markets, and B&H's refrigerators. Many cafes carry Crumb Chicago's delicious croissants and scones (including where you often find B&H at the West Loop La Colombe). You can purchase bread from Anne directly at the Green City Farmer's Market and the Logan Square Farmer's Market, or at your local Green Grocer Chicago

Everything they do is not only delicious, but made with so much care, inspiration, and heart. Check these fabulous people out and join us at industry night where you can taste their amazing work!