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Small Island Big Song

BaoBao Chen, producer
Tim Cole, director

This oceanic showcase features eight Indigenous musicians from Taiwan, Madagascar, Mauritius, Marshall Islands, and Papua New Guinea. Through music, spoken word, and cinema, the audience experiences a musical journey across the breadth and into the soul of island nations of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, meeting an ancient seafaring ancestry and confronting the impacts of climate change as the performers share their islands’ voices.

Recommended for ages 7 and up.

This performance will last approximately 90 minutes including a 20-minute intermission.

If you can, show your love for the arts by purchasing an “Advocate” ticket; the additional ticket cost directly benefits Krannert Center.

Tickets for this event will go on sale to the public at 10am on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. Tickets will be sold online only as mobile or print-at-home tickets and are not available for purchase by phone or at the Ticket Office counter. Before the on-sale date, please visit Krannert Center’s online ticket office to ensure you have or can create an active account. If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel welcome to contact the Ticket Office at 217.333.6280 or kran-tix [at] illinois.edu. All 2021-2022 ticket on-sale dates are now available. To learn about early ticket-buying opportunities, please contact Krannert Center’s Advancement team: 217.333.6700 or advancement [at] krannertcenter.illinois.edu.

In order to attend an in-theatre performance at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, audience members must provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. This change is occurring in response to increasingly strict contractual requirements of visiting artists, evolving performing arts industry standards, and audience expectations. At this time, face coverings are still required in indoor university spaces such as Krannert Center. Face coverings must be worn throughout any event or performance. For more information, please see our COVID-19 Safety Protocols page.

Endowed Co-sponsor

  • Virginia R. Ivens

Patron Sponsors

  • Brenda & Stephen Pacey

Patron Co-sponsors

  • Susan & Michael Haney

With deep gratitude, Krannert Center thanks all Patron Sponsors and Corporate and Community Sponsors.

If you believe in the life-affirming experiences that Krannert Center and the performing arts at Illinois make possible, please make a gift: advancement@krannertcenter.illinois.edu, KrannertCenter.com/Give, or faa.illinois.edu/giving.

Event Details

Foellinger Great Hall
Th Mar 10, 2022 - 7:30pm CT
Advocate 50 / Standard 25 / SC 20 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10