Created in collaboration with BraveSoul Movement, presented as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks series

The Rosina Project’ is an original adaptation of Rossini’s classic opera ‘The Barber of Seville’ that mixes MCs, street-dance artists and opera singers with a live DJ and Beatboxer to tell a contemporary story of female empowerment as an immersive Hip-Hopera.

This is an outdoor event, performed on concrete, with no seating provided. Feel free to bring lawn chairs and blankets to the performance.

Developed at the Pivot Arts Festival

This program is presented as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks. Arts programming in neighborhoods across the city advances the goals of the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Cultural Plan. Learn more at www.nightoutintheparks.com

Cast

Creative Team

Concept & Stage Direction
Choreographic Direction
Composer
Composer
Lead Writer

Dancers

Dancer
Stephanie ‘Malibu’ Banes
Dancer
Orlando ‘Juice’ De Leon
Dancer
Eric ‘Face’ Rivera

Live Instrumentalists

DJ
Beatboxer

Production Team

Associate Director
Natalja Aicardi
Dramaturg
Production Assistant

Media

Photography by Vin Reed
Supported by The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation