Circolombia’s New Show AcÃ©lÃ©rÃ© at Chicago Shakes!
Circolombia, the Colombian based circus, is bringing their latest show AcÃ©lÃ©rÃ©Â to the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre as the culminating event of Destinosâ€”the 2nd annual Chicago International Latino Theater Festival.Â That festival has been going on since Sept 20 all over the city, with lots of exciting work!
I reviewed Circolombia 6 years ago when they performed at the New Victory Theatre in New York.Â It was a different show, called Urban, andÂ I think it was one of their first shows. As I recall, I loved the acts, and was less enthralled with the writing and acting of the show. (They were very young performers at the time, and I felt theirÂ circus virtuosity overshown their performing virtuosity)Â I am very excited to see how the performers have matured and changed as they have been working together.Â (And looking at their website, I see that Circolombia has several shows and outfits creating work, so they seem to be doing great!)
The new show is calledÂ AcÃ©lÃ©rÃ©, and it’s gotten great reviews.Â (It just had aÂ sold-outÂ run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as a strong run on London’s South Bank.Â )Â Â The show should have gritty and non-stop athleticism, stirring music and dance, and an explosion of high energy and young performers.
Here’s a promo video of the show:
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The show runs October 23-November 4. Tickets start at $25.
The show will be held at Chicago Shakespeare’s The Yard at Navy Pier.
Readers of this blog can get $5 off their purchase of the show at Chicago Shakes by using the code CIRCUS when ordering online.
To book, call 312.595.5600 or visitÂ www.chicagoshakes.com/circolombiaÂ and use promo code â€œCIRCUSâ€
To find out more about Circolombia, visit them online at http://www.circolombia.com
Here are some photos provided by the theatre.Â All photos byÂ Roberto Ricciuti.