Via Zoom: The World According to Performer Natalja Aicardi

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CHICAGO – To discover a truly unique interpreter of cabaret is rare and exciting. Natalja Aicardi is a Chicago singer and performance artist, by way of her native Italy. Her multi disciplinary practice of music, movement, singing and energy practice is adds to a mesmerizing performance base, intimate and inviting.

The self-described movement-based artist, theater creator, musician, yoga/energy practitioner and teacher has been based in Chicago since the mid 2000s. She’s been on a quest to weave all her performance elements – as she discovers them along the way – to best serve the stories she tells and the audiences she encounters, with the goal to make all of us comfortable in our own skins.

Natalja Aicardi
Photo credit: Hillary Johnson for Natalja Aicardi

Like many performers in the area, Natalja has been “on hold” during the pandemic, but is working on many projects, specifically a film of her one woman show entitled “The Selkie.” Her legacy is also in her family … her musician grandfather was the subject of an award winning animation short called “Balkanika“ and her mother was involved with the subject of last year’s notable documentary “The Most Beautiful Boy in the World.” Natalja continues her work with Life Force Arts Healing in the Lakeview Neighborhood in Chicago, and evolving her act.

In an interview Via Zoom with Patrick McDonald of, The World According to Natalja Aicardi is a wonderland of interpretive art and healing …

For a preview of Natalja Aicardi in her one woman show, click THE SELKIE. For the animated rendering of her grandfather’s life, click BALKANIKA. Find Natalja Aicardi on INSTAGRAM @nataljatheselkie senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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