Tuesday, October 20, 2009

First US Tour! A New Type of Circus!

First US Tour! A New Type of Circus!
Circo Aereo: Espresso
Saturday, November 7, 2009
8:00 p.m.

            In a whirlwind of exhilarating circus skills, cabaret theater, movement and music, Circo Aereo, a Finnish circus troupe, will turn Frederick upside down in a visually stunning and breathtaking performance. Known throughout Europe as the pioneer of the New Circus genre, Circo Aereo comes to Frederick to present Espresso, a work of astonishing virtuosity and subtle parody, at the Weinberg Center of the Arts on Saturday, November 7th at 8:00 pm. This unique tour of Circo Aereo: Espresso is made possible by a grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program ArtsCONNECT.   Tickets are on sale now for an event that must be seen to be believed. Prices range from $20-$30.  Bring the family!  Kids under the age of 16 are only $12.
Circo Aereo: Espresso brings audiences of all ages on a high-speed ride through the history of circus and into a universe of wonder and daring, laughter and emotion.  Four vibrant multi-talented performers create scenes and stories, earthbound and in mid-air, through the art of juggling, dance, and aerial performance as music, props and costumes change and transform. Beautifully choreographed movements and striking visual imagery push the boundary of human physical ingenuity to the limit while astonishing virtuosity and charming humor memorize audiences and critics alike.
Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat called the show “a treasure chest full of the things of which circus is made, filled with beautiful sights, meticulous joint efforts, and inventive surprise.” With the courage to experiment and the skill to evoke feeling, Circo Aereo mixes time-honored circus arts, cabaret and contemporary circus in a series of surprising and playful scenes.

Additionally, a free workshop will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, November 7th at the Delaplaine Center for the Arts.  The workshop will focus on juggling technique with basic juggling objects: balls, rings and clubs.  This workshop is intended for beginning to intermediate students and adults. Interested students or adults should contact the Weinberg Center’s box office at 301.600.2828 or boxoffice@weinbergcenter.org
Don’t miss your chance to experience this once in a lifetime performance as Circo Aereo brings Frederick audiences on an unforgettable excursion into the glorious realms of circus arts.  To purchase tickets, call the Weinberg Center for the Arts at 301-600-2828 or online at www.weinbergcenter.org 

The Weinberg Center for the Arts, a municipal facility of the City of Frederick, is located at 20 West Patrick Street in downtown Frederick, Maryland.  The historic theatre opened in 1926 as the Tivoli, and was donated to the City of Frederick in 1978.  Today as one of the region’s premier presenting facilities, the 1,200 seat Weinberg Center offers professional LIVE! Series, including dance, music, theatre, family performances and films, weekday performances for students, and classic movies.  Performance space and professional services are available to a variety of community arts groups, civic and business organizations, and other arts promoters.   Programming at the Weinberg Center for the Arts is made possible with support from the City of Frederick, Frederick County Government, Maryland State Arts Council, Frederick Arts Council, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, The Frederick News-Post, Bank of America Foundation, The Plamondon Companies and other corporate and individual donors. For more information about upcoming events at the Weinberg Center, please call the Box Office at 301-600-2828 or visit www.weinbergcenter.org.

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