Move Me Soul

Live Stream Concert Series

May 1st - 3rd, 2020, 6pm

For more information contact us at movemesoul@gmail.com or call (872) 222-6314

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About Move Me Soul

Move Me Soul is youth Dance Company that fuses technique, performance and character development. Youth are empowered to “move” their limits on and off stage.

Move Me Soul was founded in 2008 by Ayesha Jaco at Austin High School on the West Side of Chicago. The program began with 30 students taking the class as a gym elective as has evolved into a full “movement,” which includes: teen apprentice and advanced apprenticeships, a teen dance ensemble and community dance engagement through its Commundance initiative.

Today hundreds of youth participate throughout Chicago in the company’s many programs and programs of its community partners such as M.U.R.A.L., Afterschool Matters, Chicago Park District and Museum of Contemporary Art. On its 10 year anniversary December 16, 2018, Move Me Soul debuted its professional company derived of young adults who began in its teen programs. December 16th has been officially declared by the City of Chicago: Move Me Soul Day Chicago.

MOVE ME SOUL Events

Celebrating over 10 years of creativity and community.

Friday, May 1, 2020, 6pm

Move Me Soul Dance Company Live Stream Concert (night 1)

Don’t miss repertoire of Move Me Soul performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Chicago proclaimed Move Me Soul Day, December 16, 2018

“Sign My Name,”  Choreographed by the late Albert Williams

“1960!”  Choreographed by Ayesha Jaco

“Fela Suite,” Featuring Damon Locks

“Ameerah,”  Choreographed by Artez Jackson

Streamed on Facebook @movemesoul or YouTube

Chississippi Move Me Soul

Saturday, May 2, 2020, 6pm

Move Me Soul Dance Company Live Stream Concert (night 2)

View the breathtaking work of Chicago Dance Maker Ayesha Jaco’s “Chississippi Mixtape,” choreographed and narrated live by Ayesha Jaco, live music composition by Damon Locks, performed by Move Me Soul Dance Company at Chicago’s historic Stony Arts Bank.

Chississippi Mixtape recalls the story of the Great Migration of the ancestors of Ayesha Jaco from Mississippi to Chicago through dance, spoken word, music and visual image.

Streamed on Facebook @movemesoul or YouTube

Sunday, May 3, 2020, 6pm

Teen Apprentice Appreciation Night

In honor of the teen programs that were discontinued this spring due to COVID 19 Move Me Soul will stream signature work, “Curtis Suite & Sour,” choreographed by Diana Muhammad and Ayesha Jaco, performed at the Harris Theater for the Chicago Teen Dance Festival.  There will be a special presentation honoring the senior apprentices.

Streamed on Facebook @movemesoul or Youtube