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Saturday, July 16 @ Nichols Park Chicago

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.

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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. 

 

Alexander M Knapp is an 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. 

2 pm

"Pop up"

Sharaina Turnage (15min)

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)

 

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.

 

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

"Pop up"

Sharaina Turnage (15min)

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.  

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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