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SLAM Connection in Chicago

ONE POETIC VOICE bridges the Language Barrier welcoming to Chicago the Ligue de Slam France and Slam Team UPPERCUT.

One Poetic Voice, led by Emily Calvo, & Julia Sleesick, and Marc Kelly Smith, founder of the poetry slam, has teamed up with the Ligue de Slam from France to create French Connection 2017 a captivating, simultaneous, dual-linguistic performance that transcends language, making both languages come to life with passion and meaning.

After an intense week of workshop/rehearsal the French Uppercup Ensemble (Antoine Faure, Damien Noury, and Yas) and Chicago’s New Uptown Poetry Ensemble present a preview of performance they will tour in the Chicagoland area.


OCT 21 -  Presentation and workshop  -West Caroll High School * 8am & 10am
OCT 25 au OCT 29 - Creation residency
OCT 29 - Mini Show at Green Mill - 7pm
NOV  1 - Workshop and Performance at Lincoln Park High School and EFAC - 10:15am
NOV 1 - Workshop and Performance at Lycée français - 3pm (collège) & 4pm (lycée)
NOV 2   - Workshop and Performance at Lane Technical High School - 1:30pm
NOV 3  - Workshop and Performance at Aurora High School - 12pm
NOV 3 - Public Show at Aurora High School - 6pm to 9pm
NOV 4  -  Public Show at Wishbone Restaurant - 7:30pm
NOV 5 -  Final Show at Green Mill - 7pm

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