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STRIDING LION INTERARTS WORKSHOP NFP

Rating: 5 stars   8 reviews 136

Nonprofit Issues:

Arts & Culture

Address:

7323 N Paulina Street #1 Chicago IL 60626 USA

Mission:

Striding Lion is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to cultivating a collaborative community through interdisciplinary arts programming. We are committed to the empowerment of the independent artist, to the enrichment and entertainment of diverse audiences, and to the evolution and advancement of American artistic expression.

Geographic areas served:

Chicago and surrounding areas

Programs:

Striding Lion InterArts Workshop's programs include an interdisciplinary performance series, a festival for emerging interdisciplinary art,artist workshops and community building, educational programs including performances for young audiences, residencies and workshops, school touring programs, and After School Matters programs.

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Reviews for STRIDING LION INTERARTS WORKSHOP NFP

Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Striding Lion is an organization full of really incredible people fulfilling a critical need in the community... arts education by actual working artists! Creativity is undervalued in our society and Striding Lion is helping to foster a creative spirit that will help lead to a brighter future.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Engaged, excited, and really inspiring people

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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11 people found this review helpful

I've experienced the incredible talent that encompasses Striding Lion in many arenas. Although my time as Secretary on their Board of Directors has been amazing, it wasn't until I witnessed the educational programming as a teacher during a residency that I truly understood how fantastic they really are. The relationships they build with the students is a powerful thing to watch, and seeing the impact that is made on students who don't have many opportunities like this is second to none. This organization is filled with dedicated artists and educators who make a positive difference in many kid's lives.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Watching them put smiles on many faces, young and old. The artists are immensely talented in so many ways. Their main stage performances have amazed me every time, and seeing first hand the joy they brought to my students' lives gives me chills.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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11 people found this review helpful

Striding Lion is doing amazing work on two fronts. As an artistic ensemble, they are doing new, fresh, original, and important work that touches on important aspects of our world. As educators, they are bringing a hugely impactful experience to youth in need of such creative exercise. As an artist and as an educator I am so happy to see the work they do. I love their professional performances, and I love seeing the showcases of what they have done with their students. FANTASTIC STUFF!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Watching the performances that the students put on is absolutely awesome. It great to see how much effort and discipline the students put into their performance and preparation. It is beautiful to see "at-risk" youth find a creative voice like this!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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10 people found this review helpful

I fell in love with Striding Lion through my children's experience with them--their special way of teaching kids to express themselves through a variety of disciplines, music, drama, dance, but I have developed a personal attachment to the organization all my own, through seeing their performances. They are not teachers who also make their own art; they are artists who are gifted teachers. They believe in the exceptional results to be gleaned from drawing on a variety of art forms to make one beautifully constructed piece of work. They truly communicate to all of us that when it comes to conveying ideas, we don't have to choose. We can blend art forms to reach the strongest, most engaging possible expression of our ideas.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their work with my kids in school and summer camps

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the way they have taught me that art forms are most exciting when brought together

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

incredibly articulate people who believe passionately in interdisciplinary work with one another and children

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

teach adults and children alike that we all have a multitude of ways of expressing ideas, if we can learn to tap them, and by combining ways of expressing ourselves, we can better understand we are are and the world we live in.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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13 people found this review helpful

This is a wonderful organization that creates original interdisciplinary performance (that includes original dance, music, and theater) in the Chicago performance community and that also does many artistic residencies and workshops throughout Chicago and its suburbs. The educational work that Striding Lion does is very unique and engaging. I met Striding Lion when they did a residency at my kids' elementary school, and everyone -- teachers, parents, principal, students -- were crazy about the Striding Lion teachers' charisma, teaching abilities, and classroom management skills.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the immense creativity of the Striding Lion artists in their own performance work, and also seeing how that creativity and playfulness translates into an amazing teaching process and learning experience for children of all ages.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

STRIDING LION: is one of the best Non Profit groups out there, they are very dedicated to making art happen for all of us.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

There programing

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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7 people found this review helpful

My 9 years old daughter attended a dance workshop organized by Striding Lion staff last summer. It was a fantastic experience for my child who is usually so shy and withdrawn. She had two differents roles in a dance-play and was so confident and excited about the project that stage fright was far from her mind. The teachers are all just amazing: they help children build self confidence and develop their creativity in a very fun, caring way in a non competitive structure. We are looking forward the next workshop !

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

develops its own program in every school to teach some academic subjects through art (maths for example)

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

Striding Lion has worked with both my kids in school residencies and we have all enjoyed the experience a lot! Their creativity is boundless and they work so well with kids who are interested in the arts, as well as those who are more reluctant performers. Their adult performances are a blast! You never know what to expect from a Striding Lion show, but you can always expect to enjoy it!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I really like being part of the decision making process for Striding Lion because they do such great work!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach so many kids who don't get to take music, dance and acting lessons!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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