In 2019, the Chicago Full Moon Jam premiered The Moonlight Parade to an audience of hundreds in the heart of downtown Chicago. The performance was staged directly in front of Cloud Gate (aka the Bean) on Saturday, September 21 as a part of the Millennium Park Summer Theatre Residencies. The project was a grant recipient from DCASE and the City of Chicago in celebration of the 2019 Year of Chicago Theatre.
The story followed the heroic Luna on her fiery journey of loss and redemption, she battled the corrupting forces of Malice, Strife, and Discord, and found herself in the all-consuming presence of Death itself. The audience found strength and beauty in community as they walked alongside Luna in celebration of the power that we all hold when we come together as one.
As the audience gathered in preparation for the Moonlight Parade fire spectacle, the Full Moon Jam Foundation held open poi and hoop workshops. These non-fire, all-ages, beginner workshops were generously led by seasoned Full Moon Jam performers and teachers. All comers were welcome to dance and try out non-fire movement props, as an introduction to the wonderful world of dance and flow.
The Full Moon Jam is built on inclusiveness, community, and respect. All FMJ events follow a leave-no-trace, family-friendly, and alcohol-free policy. The Full Moon Jam encourages community connection, and our events are always free to the public.