In partnership with 20th Century Fox and BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, The ChiArts School has just released a music video inspired by legendary rock band Queen and their lead singer, Freddie Mercury! The video takes viewers on a journey through Queen’s most impactful songs while 10 students interpret Freddie’s voice through body movement and his iconic wardrobe.
The school’s artistic director, José Ochoa lead the exciting production. “As Illinois’ first public arts high school we are so proud to have created an institution where our students can be who they truly are in a safe and supportive environment. We have loved this video project because it so embodies who we are as a school and gives our students the opportunity to show who they are. We are thrilled to contribute to the promotion of BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY and empower future generations to be their best queen,” shared Ochoa.
The students were thrilled when Ochoa first shared the opportunity with them. “It was a new experience for me, my first time in a music video and hopefully not my last time. It was surprising how we shot it all in one day. I’ve been listening to Queen since I was little, the choreography flowed with the music and the Freddie Mercury costumes were amazing. It was unforgettable working with the other dancers and we got to be ourselves in the process,” said Sebastian Candanedo a ChiArts Dance Major. Jasmine Chavez who also majors in dance said, “it gave me a little insight on what show business is like! It was a great experience and it made me so excited for my future. I hope to one day be in a production with my peers again!”
#BohemianRhapsody arrives in theaters next week!