The ability to let oneself go and be enthralled by a Brilliant moment of entertainment and spectacle is at the heart of human experience. At every corner of the globe people come together to enjoy both the most Popular and also obscure ways of human amusement. Some might say that Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements hopes to reinvent the traditions of Vaudeville for a 21st century audience – a live mash up of art forms and entertainment under one umbrella. Our ultimate goal is to create a distinct environment that allows a wide audience to be entertained with the most creative ideas and performers regardless of genre. As a production the event has no stylistic boundaries, it can incorporate circus artists, music, comedians, short film and hopefully more. Additionally it is not wedded to a festival, time or place. We may pop up in your neighborhood park, at a nearby theater for one night, or just parading down your block.
Our inaugural event will run three days and transform Chicago’s Eckhart Park into a playground for adults and children alike September 16-18, 2011.
Access to the event grounds will be free and open to the public, where patrons can enjoy an outdoor music stage, sideshows, the renown Renegade Craft fair and a hand selected farmers market. For featured ticketed shows two large big top circus tents will feature performances from a variety of music, circus performers and audio visual experimentation. Performers to include:
Shellac, El Circo Cheapo, Bill Callahan, School of Seven Bells, A Hawk and A Hacksaw, The Amazing George Orange, Bomba Estereo, Dan Deacon, Sidi Toure, Charles Bradley, Richochet Project, A Taste of Zoppe, Fool’s Gold and more.