40. Check out the Amazing Acrobats at City Circus

May 11, 2010

Echo's Reach at City Circus

City Circus is an incredible display of local talent coming together to put on a marvelous display of storytelling and human physical art.

What they put on defines the Urban Circus experience.

More from the City Circus site:

City Circus is a 3-generation strong professional circus ensemble & training program based in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is the performance arm of AcroSports, a physical and circus arts gym, founded by Bay Area resident, Dorrie Huntington, and performers from the Moscow Circus.

Since appointment of Tim Barsky as Artistic Director, City Circus has begun to be known as the world’s foremost training & performance program that specializes in urban circus arts – a cross-style performance discipline that encompasses traditional circus arts (acrobatics, aerial acts, and contortion) & newer city-born forms (breakdancing, parkour, and hip-hop theatre). This multi-ethnic ensemble, which ranges in age from 14-34, is a product of the vibrant circus and hip-hop communities fostered by the Bay Area, & draws strongly from both traditions [...]

This year’s performance, which runs April 30 – May 30, is Echo’s Reach, which the press release describes as:

… a thoughtful, urban fairytale with mythic overtones and historical references. Echo is a little girl who lives with a circus inside of a prison. Her desire for freedom sends her on a journey through the prison. On the journey, she follows bboy revolutionaries on the Underground Railroad to encounter a magical world populated by acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, contortionists, and musicians. On the journey, Echo learns to grow up, come to terms with her struggle for freedom and love. The central theme of ECHO’S REACH explores how systems transform us, and how, in the words of Tim Barsky “our culture builds a lot of walls on a lot of levels; and we build emotional and physical walls to keep things away.”

Check out this amazing promo video of the talent:

Performances of Echo’s Reach run Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Brava Theater Center. Tickets and more information can be found at City Circus.

If you’ve seen this performance, we’d love to hear your take on it in the comments below or on our Facebook Page. Thanks!

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