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Monday, September 25, 2006

Circus Amok

Since 1989, Circus Amok has been performing its circus/theater free in parks and public spaces in the boroughs of NYC. Circus Amok is an amalgam of traditional circus arts with political theater. Each year's production has a new, loosely defined sociopolitical theme around which its wild acts are created, all with their caustic brand of humor. This year's show was entitled Citizen-Ship - An Immigrant Rights Fantasia in 10 Short Acts. And yes, that's a real bearded lady in the photo - Jennifer Miller who is director of the company. She previously worked in the Coney Island Sideshow. I appreciate the creative talent, dedication and hard work of this non-profit traveling show - juggling, acrobatics, stiltwalking, clowning, large scale puppetry, dance and theater accompanied by their own 7-member live band. If you want to see a Circus with EDGE that thinks out of the box, plan to see them next year - this was their last show of the 2006 season ...

5 comments:

Cynthia said...

In the grand tradition of Dada. And the times call for it.

Olivier said...

C'est en effet un superbe cirque. J'ais beaucoup aimé à New York le Big Apple Circus. Et vient souvent à New York, le plus beau cirque (spectacle) sur les chevaux : Bartabas (A ne pas louper....)

anne said...

I love circuces! They are so much fun!

Anonymous said...

i'm sold! until i visit NY ..

• Eliane • said...

In the same style, there was a men's ballerina tour back at Christmas (something like Les Ballets du Troquaderos>). The were very good and quite good.