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Circadium Springboard 2019

Circadium School of Contemporary Circus

May 25, 2019

2019 Hand to Hand Circus Festival

Runtime TBA



Wheelchair Accessible

Saturday, May 25 at 8pm

Circadium presents a showcase of original works by first-year students.

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Chauncey Kroner, 2018. Photo by Steve Sarafian.

Circadium is the country’s only diploma-granting college for circus, and it’s based right here in Philadelphia. Throughout their first year of study, students create original circus pieces driven by theatrical concepts, and this presentation compiles the best of the best. Expect an evening of extraordinary physical talent, theatrical explorations, and a glimpse into the future of American contemporary circus.

Performers include: Domonique Bobian, Liam Bradley, Kira DiPietrantonio, Madeline Falley, Kevin Flanagan, Liam Halstead, Zackary Herzig, Sierra Rhoades Nicholls, Elan Reuven, Leo Rivera, Lisa Roth, Copper Santiago, Macy West.

Note: There will be some strong language and swearing during the performance.

$15 general | $10.50 members
$2 FringeACCESS members

Featured photo by Steve Sarafian

Happy Hour on the Fringe

On this episode of Happy Hour on the Fringe, we sat down with Circadium’s Executive Director, Shana Kennedy, and first-year student, Sierra Rhoades Nicholls, to discuss the future of contemporary circus. Shana and Sierra walk the hosts through their personal introductions to the circus arts, the intense training required to pursue a professional career, the importance of Circadium’s professional program for the growth of American contemporary circus and how opportunities like the first-year student showcase, Circadium Springboard, is preparing students to succeed in the circus world and beyond. Listen to the episode below or read the transcript on the FringeArts Blog.


About Hand to Hand

FringeArts and Circadium School of Contemporary Circus present a multi-day festival of contemporary circus arts. Featuring performances on the FringeArts stage and outside in the Haas Biergarten, Hand to Hand brings remarkable levels of artistry and ability together for a thrilling long weekend of events, perfect for the whole family. Performances and workshops include acrobatics, aerials, clowning, juggling, and everything in between.

Learn more about the history behind contemporary circus on the FringeArts Blog!

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