Cynthia Oliver Co.

Whisper to Shout

Choreographed by Cynthia Oliver in collaboration with the renowned Black Chorus of the University of Illinois,
Directed by Dr. Ollie Watts-Davis. Premiered at Festival 2007, University of Illinois Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.

A three-song suite, ” Whisper to Shout” is a 47 member strong cast of dancers and singers on a journey from a spiritual’s quiet prayer to gospel’s jubilant praise. The work is inspired by the progression of a people determined to make “something out of nothing”; a pilgrim community– moving with the agency of a common purpose, striving toward justice, and reaching toward the fulfillment of more promise to come.