2018 Festival Spotlight: Circus Shows
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2018 Festival Spotlight: Circus Shows

Posted August 23rd, 2018

Contemporary circus is a growing genre in the performing art world, especially here in Philadelphia, and this year, Fringe artists are exploring its potential. Don’t miss these shows that push movement to new extremes!

Circadium Presents: Autopilot / Galactic Garden Party
Circadium
Double bill: Autopilot is a circus-based examination of how life’s instructions are given, taught, or learned, and how we navigate life with and without those instructions. Galactic Garden Party utilizes juggling, dance, scientific lectures, and theater to show the wonders of Earth, and what lies beyond the atmosphere in the cosmos.
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Dead Flowers Circus Sideshow
Dead Flowers Circus Sideshow
Avant-garde performance ensemble Dead Flowers Circus Sideshow presents a veritable filth olympics. Mind and gender-bending spectacle, entertainment guaranteed. You may witness: A demonic clown host! Omnisexual burlesque! Heavy metal standup! Extreme acts of Sadomasochism! An authentic Arabian dance! Some Rock & Roll! Audience participation is not required, but volunteers have a lot of fun. No one bleeds but the performers.
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The Graveyard Slot
3AM Theater
The Graveyard Slot concentrates on a couple’s journey over the late night hours through a series of magical vignettes. In the company’s Philadelphia premiere, internationally acclaimed artists Kyle Driggs and Andrea Murillo create a visually powerful evening with a unique fusion of circus, dance, and theater.
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Humans
Circa
Ten highly-skilled acrobats, a bare stage and a stirring journey of what it means to be human. Straddling the borders between circus arts, theater and contemporary dance, Australia’s bold contemporary circus troupe Circa explores the expressive possibilities of the human body at its extremes. This heart-stopping performance leads us to reflect on the physical and emotional strength it takes to overcome the burdens we carry.
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Jeanne/Jean/John/Jawn
Almanac Dance Circus Theatre
Acrobatics, live music, botany, and cheesesteaks. The company behind Fringe hits Exile 2588 and Leaps of Faith and Other Mistakes returns to its roots in this indoor-outdoor extravaganza of jaw-dropping circus feats, courage, camouflage, and contradictions.
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In the Forest
Tangle Movement Arts
Every path tells a story. Tangle‘s acrobats and 360-degree sculptural set surround you in an immersive circus-theater show where threads guide travelers into new worlds. Choose your view and explore a landscape of light and shade, trapeze and aerial silks, and twisting tales for an experience that changes at each turn.
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Same Picture Different Poses
3AM Theater
Same Picture Different Poses touches on love stories, past and present. Internationally acclaimed artists Kyle Driggs and Andrea Murillo bring together a unique fusion of circus, dance, and theater for a site-specific work at LOVE Park. The performance delves into diverse relationships and the interwoven web of love.
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No lion taming here! Just good circus!

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