Why the Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion?
The art form of cabaret was born in Paris in the 1880s, in small venues where performer and audience were in close proximity, interacting with song, story and poetry. Cabaret is distinguished by its directness, passion, and humor. But the hallmark of cabaret is its intimacy.
In 1997, Claudia Hommel gathered local performers to found Chicago Cabaret Professionals. CCP's mission supports the creation of a vibrant "cabaret scene" in Chicago and serves as a key network for cabaret performers and their public.
Twenty years later, one of the results of that networking is the coming together of Chicago cabaret artists interested in a cultural exchange with French artists. Holding their first conference in Paris in September 2017, the Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion was born.A brief history of how it came about is on our Archives page here
Looking ahead, a French committee has formed to recruit singers and raise funds to attend the 2018 Cabaret Connexion in Chicago.
Correspondante à Paris
Mylène Launay : 06 71 83 70 65
Correspondent in Chicago
Claudia Hommel : 1-773-509-9360
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