Chicago Academy For The Arts Dedicates Today's EAT TO THE BEAT Performance to Maya Angelou

Chicago Academy For The Arts Dedicates Today's EAT TO THE BEAT Performance to Maya Angelou

The Chicago Academy for the Arts announced this morning that their 12pm Eat to the Beat performance at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance will be dedicated to the memory of author and poet Maya Angelou. The Academy Repertory Dance Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Randy Duncan, is scheduled to perform six pieces in the 45 minute lunchtime program.

The Chicago Academy for the Arts is Chicagoland's independent conservatory prep school where aspiring scholar-artists grades 9 through 12 master fundamental tools for both critical thought and authentic creative expression. The Academy transforms emerging artists through a curriculum and culture which connect intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity to impart skills to lead and collaborate across diverse communities.

"We're privileged to dedicate today's performance to Maya Angelou's memory. She inspires everyone to know that the best part of ourselves is inside and to never stop pursuing to be your best person. This is particularly powerful to the young artists at the Academy who are carving out their own futures," said Pamela Jordan, President of the Academy.

"All of us at the Harris are deeply saddened by the passing of Maya Angelou. Today we honor her life and legacy through artistic expression by the Academy's Repertory Dance Company," said Michael Tiknis, the Harris Theater's President and Managing Director.

Tickets for today's 12pm performance are $5 and can be purchased at

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