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Circus troupe combines jaw-dropping acrobatics with dance and music culminating Destinos – Chicago International Latino Theater Festival

Circolombia:

Acéléré

Limited engagement in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, October 23 – November 4, 2018

 

Chicago—July 31, 2018—Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces a special theatrical event from celebrated Colombia circus troupe Circolombia: Acéléré, presented for a limited engagement in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, October 23–November 4, 2018.

Packed with explosive power and raw skill, the high-energy spectacle features jaw-dropping circus feats from aerialists, acrobats, and contortionists—interwoven with the troupe’s signature live music and dance performances, spanning genres from hip-hop and electro cumbia to drum and bass. Straight from an acclaimed run on the Thames’ South Bank under the iconic London Eye and a sell-out engagement at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Circolombia: Acéléré makes its North American debut as the culminating event of the second annual Destinos – Chicago International Latino Theater Festival.

Circolombia is a “non-stop circus party,” according to UK’s The Stage. TimeOut London called it “an adrenaline-fuelled mix of strength, skill and daring… a great night out.” The Scotsman praises the show’s “high-flying acrobatics that make you gasp out loud…This is the circus performance that shows others how it’s done. Go.”

Direct from the Chicago Sister City of Bogotá, Colombia, Circolombia is no ordinary circus troupe. Taking inspiration from Colombia’s diverse communities, the majority of the company is comprised of top graduates from the country’s national circus school.

Circolombia: Acéléré culminates this year’s Destinos – Chicago International Latino Theater Festival (September 20 – November 4), spearheaded by the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA). CLATA was created in 2016 by Executive Director Myrna Salazar and a consortium of Chicago cultural institutions, led by the National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA), International Latino Cultural Center (ILCC), and the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance (PRAA). CLATA aims to celebrate and amplify the voices of Latino theater artists in Chicago. Throughout October 2018, Destinos (translated as destinies, destinations, or fate) will feature works by local Chicago Latino theater companies alongside international artists. The presentation of Circolombia marks the second year that Chicago Shakespeare has participated in the Chicago International Latino Theater Festival.

For more information, visit www.chicagoshakes.com/circolombia.

Circolombia is presented in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, October 23–November 4, 2018. Single tickets ($30-$45) are on sale now. Special discounts are available for groups of 10 or more, as well as CST for $20 tickets for patrons under 35. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Box Office at 312.595.5600 or visit the Theater’s website at www.chicagoshakes.com.

Circolombia: Acéléré joins previously announced productions in the 2018/19 Season:

Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure

CST’s Courtyard Theater | Now through August 19, 2018
music by George Stiles | lyrics by Anthony Drewe | in a new version by Elliot Davis based on the book by Willis Hall | adapted from the play by J.M. Barrie with permission from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children | directed & choreographed by Amber Mak

 

CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

touring to neighborhood parks | Now through August 26, 2018
adapted and directed by Barbara Gaines

 

BIG IN BELGIUM | SKaGeN

BigMouth

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare | September 12–22, 2018
directed & performed by Valentijn Dhaenens

 

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Nell Gwynn

CST’s Courtyard Theater | September 20–November 4, 2018
by Jessica Swale  |  directed by Christopher Luscombe

 

BIG IN BELGIUM | Ontroerend Goed

Fight Night

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare | October 23–November 4, 2018
written by Alexander Devriendt, Angelo Tijssens, and the Cast | directed by Alexander Devriendt

 

Q Brothers Christmas Carol

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare | November 20–December 30, 2018
written by Q Brothers Collective (GQ, JQ, Jax, Pos) | directed by GQ and JQ | developed with Rick Boynton

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

CST’s Courtyard Theater | December 6, 2018–January 27, 2019
by William Shakespeare | directed by Joe Dowling

 

BIG IN BELGIUM | BRONKS

Us/Them

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare | January 22–February 3, 2019
written & directed by Carly Wijs

 

WᴏʀʟᴅSᴛᴀɢᴇ FROM FRANCE | Compagnie Non Nova

L'après midi d'un foehn

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare | January 23–27, 2019

created by Phia Ménard | co-presented with Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival

 

Short Shakespeare! Macbeth

CST’s Courtyard Theater | February 16–March 16, 2019
by William Shakespeare | adapted & directed by Marti Lyons

 

WᴏʀʟᴅSᴛᴀɢᴇ FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM | National Theatre of Great Britain

An Inspector Calls

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare | February 19–March 10, 2019
by JB Priestly  |  directed by Stephen Daldry

 

WᴏʀʟᴅSᴛᴀɢᴇ FROM IRELAND | Abbey Theatre

Two Pints

CST’s The Pub | March 6–31, 2019
by Roddy Doyle | directed by Caitríona McLaughlin

 

Hamlet

CST’s Courtyard Theater | April 17–June 9, 2019
by William Shakespeare | directed by Barbara Gaines

 

WORLD PREMIERE

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare | May 30–July 28, 2019
original music & lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman | book by Brian Hill | new songs & additional music & lyrics by Neil Bartram | based on the Walt Disney film

 

ABOUT CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE THEATER
A global theatrical force, Chicago Shakespeare Theater is known for vibrant productions that reflect Shakespeare’s genius for storytelling, musicality of language, and empathy for the human condition. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson, Chicago Shakespeare has redefined what a great American Shakespeare theater can be, putting forward a company that delights in the unexpected and defies theatrical category. A Regional Tony Award winner, the Theater produces acclaimed plays at its home on Navy Pier, throughout Chicago’s schools and neighborhoods, and on stages around the world. In 2017, the Theater unveiled a new stage, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Together with the Jentes Family Courtyard Theater and the Thoma Theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare, The Yard positions Chicago Shakespeare as the city’s most versatile performing arts venue.

 

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La compañía de circo combina increíbles acrobacias con baile y música
culminando Destinos – el segundo Festival Internacional de Teatro Latino de Chicago

Circolombia:

Acéléré

Participación limitada en The Yard en Chicago Shakespeare
entre el 23 de octubre al 4 de noviembre de 2018

 

Chicago—Julio 31, 2018Chicago Shakespeare Theater anuncia un evento teatral especial de la compañía circense colombiana: Circolombia: Acéléré, presentada en un compromiso limitado en The Yard en Chicago Shakespeare, octubre 23–noviembre 4, 2018.

Lleno de fuerza explosiva, el espectáculo de alta energía cuenta con hazañas circo asombroso de trapecistas, acróbatas y contorsionistas-entretejida con música en vivo y danza de la compañía, que abarca los genero de hip-hop y electro cumbia a tambor y bajo. Directamente de una aclamada carrera en el South Bank del Támesis bajo el icónico London Eye y un compromiso en el Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Circolombia: Acéléré hace su debut en América del Norte como el evento culminante del segundo Destinos – Festival Internacional de Teatro Latino de Chicago.

Circolombia es una "fiesta de circo sin parar", según The Stage, del Reino Unido. TimeOut London lo llamó "una mezcla de fuerza, habilidad y audacia alimentada por la adrenalina ... una gran noche fuera". The Scotsman elogia las "acrobacias de alto vuelo" del espectáculo que te hacen jadear en voz alta ... Esta es la actuación del circo que muestra a los demás cómo se hace. Ve ".

Basado en la ciudad de Bogotá, Colombia, Circolombia no es una compañía de circo común. Inspirándose en las diversas comunidades de Colombia, la mayoría de la compañía está compuesta por los mejores graduados de la escuela nacional de circo del país.

Circolombia: Acéléré culmina Destinos – Festival Internacional de Teatro Latino de Chicago (septiembre 20–noviembre 4, 2018), emcabezado por el Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA). CLATA fue creado en 2016 por la Directora Ejecutiva Myrna Salazar y un consorcio de instituciones culturales de Chicago, dirigida por el Museo Nacional de Arte Mexicano, el Centro Internacional de Cultura Latina, y la Alianza de Artes Puertorriqueñas. CLATA tiene como objetivo celebrar y amplificar las voces de los artistas de teatro latinos en Chicago. A lo largo de octubre 2018, Destinos contará con obras de compañías locales de teatro latinos de Chicago junto a artistas internacionales. La presentación de Circolombia marca el segundo año que Chicago Shakespeare ha participado en el Festival Internacional de Teatro Latino de Chicago.

Para más información visite: www.chicagoshakes.com/circolombia.

Circolombia se presentará en The Yard en Chicago Shakespeare, octubre 23–noviembre 4, 2018. Los boletos individuales de $ 30 – 45 estarán en venta este verano. Se ofrecen descuentos especiales para grupos de 10 o más, y también hará entradas de $20 para clientes menores de 35 anos. Para obtener más información o comprar boletos, comuníquese con la taquilla del Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s al 312.595.5600 o visite la website en www.chicagoshakes.com.

Circolombia: Acéléré se une a producciones previamente anunciadas en Temporada 2018/19:

Peter Pan, A Musical Adventure

CST’s Courtyard Theater | Now through August 19, 2018
music by George Stiles | lyrics by Anthony Drewe | in a new version by Elliot Davis based on the book by Willis Hall | adapted from the play by J.M. Barrie with permission from Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children | directed & choreographed by Amber Mak

 

CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

touring to neighborhood parks | Now through August 26, 2018
adapted and directed by Barbara Gaines

 

BIG IN BELGIUM | SKaGeN

BigMouth

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare | September 12–22, 2018
directed & performed by Valentijn Dhaenens

 

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Nell Gwynn

CST’s Courtyard Theater | September 20–November 4, 2018
by Jessica Swale  |  directed by Christopher Luscombe

 

BIG IN BELGIUM | Ontroerend Goed

Fight Night

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare | October 23–November 4, 2018
written by Alexander Devriendt, Angelo Tijssens, and the Cast | directed by Alexander Devriendt

 

Q Brothers Christmas Carol

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare | November 20–December 30, 2018
written by Q Brothers Collective (GQ, JQ, Jax, Pos) | directed by GQ and JQ | developed with Rick Boynton

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

CST’s Courtyard Theater | December 6, 2018–January 27, 2019
by William Shakespeare | directed by Joe Dowling

 

BIG IN BELGIUM | BRONKS

Us/Them

Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare | January 22–February 3, 2019
written & directed by Carly Wijs

 

WᴏʀʟᴅSᴛᴀɢᴇ FROM FRANCE | Compagnie Non Nova

L'après midi d'un foehn

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare | January 23–27, 2019

created by Phia Ménard | co-presented with Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival

 

Short Shakespeare! Macbeth

CST’s Courtyard Theater | February 16–March 16, 2019
by William Shakespeare | adapted & directed by Marti Lyons

 

WᴏʀʟᴅSᴛᴀɢᴇ FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM | National Theatre of Great Britain

An Inspector Calls

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare | February 19–March 10, 2019
by JB Priestly  |  directed by Stephen Daldry

 

WᴏʀʟᴅSᴛᴀɢᴇ FROM IRELAND | Abbey Theatre

Two Pints

CST’s The Pub | March 6–31, 2019
by Roddy Doyle | directed by Caitríona McLaughlin

 

Hamlet

CST’s Courtyard Theater | April 17–June 9, 2019
by William Shakespeare | directed by Barbara Gaines

 

WORLD PREMIERE

Bedknobs and Broomsticks

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare | May 30–July 28, 2019
original music & lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman | book by Brian Hill | new songs & additional music & lyrics by Neil Bartram | based on the Walt Disney film

 

SOBRE CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE THEATER
Chicago Shakespeare Theater es una empresa internacional de teatro y galardonada con el Regional Theater Tony Award®. Bajo el liderazgo de la Directora Artística Barbara Gaines y el Director Ejecutivo Criss Henderson, CST se dedica a crear extraordinaria producciones de clásicos, nuevos trabajos y programación familiar; A desbloquear el trabajo de Shakespeare para educadores y estudiantes; Y para servir como embajador cultural de Chicago a través de su serie de World's Stage. A través de una temporada de todo el año que abarca más de 650 actuaciones, CST atrae a 225.000 miembros de la audiencia anualmente. Uno de cada cuatro miembros de su audiencia tiene menos de dieciocho años y hoy sus programas educativos han impactado el aprendizaje de más de un millón de estudiantes. CST se enorgullece de tomar un papel activo en el empoderamiento de la próxima generación de alfabetizados y comprometidos campeones culturales y mentes creativas. A lo largo de 2016, CST encabezó el festival internacional de arte y cultura, Shakespeare 400 Chicago, una celebración a lo largo de toda la ciudad del legado de 400 años del dramaturgo.

 

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