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Music & Comedy, Theatre & Performing Arts

UChicago Presents: OpenEndedGroup with Tom Chiu and Jodi Melnick

On Friday, October 27, University of Chicago welcomes digital art collective OpenEndedGroup, dancer and choreographer Jodi Melnick, and violinist Tom Chiu in three captivating premieres that redefine the boundaries of contemporary performance. This multimedia event truly has something for everyone. Whether you are a music fan, a historian, a modern dance lover, a cinephile, or are just fascinated by the burgeoning power of AI – there is something that will speak to you in this performance.

OpenEndedGroup: BlackLetter is an innovative fusion of live 3D cinema, interrogating the legacy of Martin Luther’s language, all through the lens of AI imaging systems. The film is performed live, led by the masterful violinist Tom Chiu and the graceful movements of Jodi Melnick, and it is bound to leave a lasting impression.

Tom Chiu: Z-Axis envelops the listener in a world of soundscapes that push the boundaries of musical expression as Chiu takes you on a journey through his bold, experimental composition.

Jodi Melnick: Agua Viva –The Sadness of Flowers is an intricate dance duet performed by contemporary choreographer Jodi Melnick with Maya Lee-Parritz that celebrates the beauty and resilience of the female form.


General Admission: USD 40.00,
Under 35: USD 20.00,
Students (with valid school ID): USD 10.00

Artists: OpenEndedGroup, digital art collective, Tom Chiu, violin, Jodi Melnick, dancer/choreographer, Maya Lee-Parritz, dancer


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