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NICHOLS PARK

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Full-Day of Free Performances at Nichols Park

Artists: BraveSoul Movement / Kuumba Nia Arts (UK) / Alexander The Amazing /  Sharaina Latrice aka Sheila Da Clown / Eric Robins

1.30 pm- 8pm

 Age Guidance: All ages, Family-Friendly

In Collaboration with The Chicago Park District's Night Out In The Park

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Saturday, July 16th

1.30 pm- 7 pm

Nichols Park

1355 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615

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In collaboration with the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks series, Physical Theater Festival will open on July 16 at Nichols Park with a day of free family-friendly outdoor performances featuring Kuumba Nia Arts (UK), BraveSoul from Chicago, and pop-up acts from renowned Chicago artists with backgrounds in circus, clown, magic and music performance. (Scroll down for Park Map)

LINEUP

 

1.30 pm

ALEXANDER THE AMAZING'S AMAZING SHOW (20min)

Join Alexander the Amazing's amazing show to laugh, cheer, be delighted and surprised by magic, feats of dexterity and skills.

2 pm

CURIOSITY CAUGHT THE CLOWN

Sharaina Latrice aka Sheila Da Clown (15-20 mins)

 

While out walking her “dog”, Sheila Da Clown discovers a mysterious box and can’t resist breaking the rules.

2.30 pm

"Pop up"

Eric Robins  (15 min)

3 pm

ALEXANDER THE AMAZING'S AMAZING SHOW (20min)

Join Alexander the Amazing's amazing show to laugh, cheer, be delighted and surprised by magic, feats of dexterity and skills. 

3:30 pm

DRUMTASTICALLY YOURS

The Roots of African Drumming 

Kuumba Nia Arts led by Angie Amra Anderson (45min)

 

Drumtastically Yours brings a holistic approach which is fun, energetic, and informative. The performance, with participatory elements, celebrates the roots of Drum Language and the compelling interlocking rhythms of African Drumming with chants, songs and movement.

4.30 pm

CURIOSITY CAUGHT THE CLOWN

Sharaina Latrice aka Sheila Da Clown (15-20 mins)

 

While out walking her “dog”, Sheila Da Clown discovers a mysterious box and can’t resist breaking the rules. 

5 pm

"Pop up"

Eric Robins  (15 min)

 

5.30 pm

ALEXANDER THE AMAZING'S AMAZING SHOW (20min)

Join Alexander the Amazing's amazing show to laugh, cheer, be delighted and surprised by magic, feats of dexterity and skills. 

 

6 pm

"FREE YOUR STYLE "

BraveSoul Movement (60min)

 

BraveSoul Movement shares authentic hip-hop and street dance culture through fresh, connected and exuberant play!  Join DJ Oliver Fade and BSM dance artists in this experiential performance/workshop/celebration that will open your mind and hearts, and have you groovin’ with your neighbors.  

 

THE ARTISTS

Alexander M Knapp is a circus artist, actor, musician, magician and performance artist born in Chicago. He is a co-owner of the Palace Grounds Cafe located inside the historic Palace Theater in Hilo Hawaii. Alex performs all over the world with his circus company BANG BOOM Circus. 

Sharaina Latrice is a proud multi-hyphen artist from the spectacular Southside of Chicago. Sharaina is currently apart of a clown troupe (@chi_clowns), a puppeteer (will be touring with Manual Cinema to Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland this August) and some of her puppetry can be found in the latest Candyman (2020) movie. Sharaina graduated from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a bachelor's in Theater Performance. This will be her first solo performance as Sheila Da Clown. You can follow her adventures on Instagram @sharaina_latrice.

Angie Amra Anderson has been pioneering African Performing Arts in the UK for over 4 decades and has created her own unique teaching and performing methodology to impart the essential qualities of African Drumming and its integrated arts.

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BraveSoul was born organically in 2016 as the newest iteration of a 15-year synergy between two of Chicago’s influential street dance artists: Daniel “BRAVEMONK” Haywood and Kelsa “K-Soul” Robinson. BraveSoul, which focuses on concert and site-specific dance performances, education and social/community-building practices, is rooted in the movement languages and cultures of Hip-Hop and House, as well as martial arts, a wide-range of improv traditions and other Afro-disporan movement languages.

BRAVEMONK and K-Soul share a connection with Spirit as a central driving force in their relationship to movement, artistic expression and the creative process, and their collective energies are consistently described as raw, electric and inspiring.  

PTF audiences get a 15% discount at Cedars Mediterranean Kitchen- with code: PHYSICALFEST

1206 E 53rd St, Chicago (offer valid on July 16th 2022 ONLY)

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