42ft — A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels by Cirque Mechanics
Wednesday, October 30
Hailed by Spectacle Magazine as “the greatest contribution to the American circus since Cirque du Soleil,” and The New York Times praising it as “intelligently conceived and expertly executed,” Cirque Mechanics has quickly established itself as a premier entertainment event perfect for the entire family. With a unique approach to performance, inspiring storytelling and innovative mechanical staging, the shows display a realism not usually found in modern circus that makes their message timeless and relevant. Stories are wrapped in acrobatics, mechanical wonders and a bit of clowning around.
Cirque Mechanics was founded in 2004 by Boston native and German Wheel artist Chris Lashua after the success of his collaborative project with the Circus Center of San Francisco, Birdhouse Factory. While drawing inspiration from the modern circus, Cirque Mechanics is rooted in the stories of American ingenuity and mechanical innovation.
In past years, Cirque Mechanics has thrilled audiences with the extraordinary spectacles of Birdhouse Factory, Boomtown and Pedal Punk. And, new for this season, the troupe has created 42ft – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels. The performance takes place inside a 42-foot classic single-ring circus, transformed by marvels like a galloping metal horse and rotating tent frame serving acrobats and strongmen. The pairing of the traditional with the innovative makes Cirque Mechanics a dazzling crowd-pleaser for every age.
“Intelligently conceived and expertly executed.“
– the new york times
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