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Cirque Mechanics  42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels

Cirque Mechanics 42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels

Sat, Oct 13, 2018 at 8 pm

At the center of every circus rests a 42-foot ring of thrills, laughs, and excitement. Step right into Cirque Mechanics world of gears, canvas, pulleys, and sawdust as they explore the lore and history of the one-ring circus creating a modern and mechanical big top experience with strongmen, acrobats, aerialists and a galloping mechanical horse!

Golden Dragon Acrobats

Golden Dragon Acrobats

Sat, Jan 26, 2019 at 2 pm and 8 pm

Hailing from the Cangzhou, Hebei province in the People’s Republic of China, Golden Dragon Acrobats represent a time-honored tradition that began over twenty-five centuries ago. The troupe’s spectacular athleticism combined with ancient and modern dance and music present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. Now in their 30th year, Golden Dragon Acrobats offer unparalleled artistic form and award-winning acrobatics.

Che Malambo

Che Malambo

Sat, Apr 27, 2019 at 8 pm

The powerhouse Argentinian ensemble, Che Malambo, celebrates the South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho with their percussive dance and music spectacles. Malambo originated in the 17th century as a competitive duel testing strength, agility, and dexterity among the gaucho. Evolving to include zapateo, the fast-paced footwork inspired by galloping horses, malambo incorporates the drumming of traditional Argentine bombos and whirling boleadoras, a throwing weapon made up of intertwined cords and weighted with stones. Born from the heart of the gaucho, Che Malambo “storm the stage” (The New York Times) with passion and power!