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HAND TO HAND 2024

A Circus Festival presented by Circadium & FringeArts

FringeArts and Circadium School of Contemporary Circus present the sixth annual Hand to Hand circus festival May 31st—June 2nd in the FringeArts theater. The 2024 Hand to Hand lineup celebrates the remarkable skill and artistry of local circus performers over the course of a weekend of thrilling events for the whole family. Get ready for juggling, aerials, acrobatics, clowning, and more.

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Begin Again

Friday, May 31 at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 1 at 3pm + 7:30pm 

When does the circus begin? When the acrobat takes the stage? When the lights dim? At the first rehearsal? The birth of the artist? Get ready to be enchanted by a group of multidisciplinary circus performers as they search for the elusive beginning. Join them on a journey backward through time that stops only to begin again.

The students of Circadium present an original work where gravity will be tested, kinespheres will be juggled, and perceptions will be upended. In this contemporary circus show, artists flip and fly as they explore the uncertainties and wonders of time. Share the thrill of confronting risk, being vulnerable, and discovering what happens next.

Begin Again is a contemporary circus show created by the Circadium students under the direction of Ty Vennewitz. Taking inspiration from the book Einstein’s Dreams, they have reimagined time through the lens of circus. What if time went backwards, cause was not related to effect, or there was no time, only images. Come see a movement palindrome, a human clock, acrobatics of relativity and a dash of comedic timing.

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Test Flights

Sunday, June 2 at 7pm 

Test Flights is Circadium’s works-in-progress series, showcasing brand-new contemporary circus creations.  The artists in the show are all professional aerialists, acrobats, and jugglers.  These virtuosic performers experiment by blending circus disciplines with theatre, dance, music, spoken word, and performance art.

Originally created by Ben Grinberg, the Test Flights series runs monthly at Circus Campus in West Mt. Airy, and brings the best-of-the-best to FringeArts for the Hand to Hand Festival.

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