August 10, 2018
233 Front Street
Danville, CA 94526
The Clown Prince of Fools shares his unique brand of physical comedy, Hambone body percussion, electronic body music, juggling, and acrobatics!
Preschool Performance Series - Comedian & Juggler Unique Derique
Friday, August 10, 2018
Making little ones laugh, dance, and sing-along since 2009, the Town of Danville is pleased to continue to present fun and unique top-level entertainers for preschool-aged children.
Internationally acclaimed "Prince of Fools" Unique Derique has appeared everywhere from South Africa to South Korea, from Edinburgh to Taipei, London, Paris, Tokyo, Acapulco and Kuala Lumpur -- and has shared the stage with such entertainers as Bobby McFerrin, The Temptations, Laura Nyro, Jim Nabors, Tuck and Patti, Lou Rawls, and Sammy Davis, Jr. His television credits include appearances on It's Showtime at the Apollo, the Disney Channel, KQED’s Spark, Univision’s Sábado Gigante Internacional, and he has hosted KQED’s Emmy-winning show "Short Stories and Tall Tales".
After learning Hambone body percussion and beginning his clown training at the age of 15 with Berkeley’s Circus A La Mode, Derique later joined San Francisco’s famed Pickle Family Circus and Make*A*Circus. Over the years, this multi-talented artist has nurtured and refined his skills in a range of creative pursuits including physical comedy, electronic body music, juggling, acrobatics, and unicycling, and spent several years as Program Director for Children’s Fairyland Circus Arts Camp. For the past 21 years, he’s been an artist-in-residence with the Prescott Circus Theatre in West Oakland, teaching Hambone body percussion and circus skills to new generations of performers.