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Event: Theater/Performing Arts
Universoul Circus | Chicago, IL | Washington Park | October 12, 2017
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Universoul Circus
Washington Park in Chicago

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Price: 16.00 - 25.00
UniverSoul Circus is a Tour de Force of Circus Artistry on a Global Scale. A big top spectacle of global proportions, the 2017 production of UniverSoul Circus takes fans of all ages on an unforgettable journey of light, sound and soul. Get ready for electrifying, edge-of-your-seat performances, including extreme motorsports, mind-bending acrobats, free-flying aerial acts and much more. Hailed as the most interactive circus in the world, UniverSoul Circus promises to be a show you will never forget.
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In 1994 the UniverSoul Circus was born. The vision was to explore the various talents other than singing and dancing that black performers had to offer. We had the idea to present something different, to create a show that presented a wide spectrum of black talent to a wide demographic of spectators.

To reach deep into our culture and search for what talent and skills lie asleep in the black entertainment experience. We wanted to apply our gathered years of experience in the live appearance industry, to make a difference, to change the industry we lived in, creating growth and new opportunity. Our journey began in libraries, first researching black entertainment from the turn of the century, until today. We came across a black circus operating in 1893. I envisioned hip-hop musicals, a return to vaudeville and animal acts.

That's when the decision was made to create a full-blown big top circus. We had to find black circus performers. But where would we find them? How could we express our culture through circus arts? In what form or forum would the presentation take place? Well, as the saying goes, if you take the first step Providence moves in. All sorts of things happen in your favor. While walking through a Black Expo a few weeks later, the corner of my eye caught one particular booth. The sign said: OF BLACKS AND CIRCUS RINGS .

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E. 51st Street and S. Cottage Grove
Chicago, IL 60615 (US)

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