Annual Engagement at Boston City Hall Plaza, April 2 – May 15
With no seat is more than 50 feet from the ring, The Big Apple Circus leaps into its 33rd Season and returns to Boston with an all-new show entitled "Dance On!" Performances at Boston's City Hall Plaza will take place from April 2 - May 15.
Among those invited to the dance: An awesome troupe of monocyclists and lasso twirlers from China! A mind–bending group of Mongolian contortionists! A kinetic collection of Kenyan athletes who shimmy up a pole as though gravity were a joke! A herd of hoofers -- twelve miniature horses in an equine chorus line! And an Ethiopian juggler with a lively up–tempo act!
The Host for this year's merriment will be Ringmaster Kevin
Venardos, aided with antic abandon by star clowns Rob
Torres and the always-lovable Grandma!
• From China, the highly skilled Wuqiao Acrobatic Troupe, performing a powerful lasso act and an acrobatic ensemble on monocycles.
• From America, the talented, irrepressible, delightful comic Mark Gindick (above), taking a witty turn under the Big Top as The Man Who Dances.
• From Bulgaria, Big Apple Circus company member Andrey Mantchev (at left) offering a phenomenal hand–balancing performance!
• From Ethiopia, Girma Tshehai, who excites with an act of juggling and percussion combined.
• From Africa, The Kenyan Boys, who will pump up the fun with a high-energy dance and pole act with feats of incredible strength and agility performed to the contagious rhythms of world beat music.
• From Russia, lovely and graceful Regina Dobrovitskaya, embarking on a romantic trip to the heavens on her cloud swing.
• From America, Rob Torres as the sweet and playful “International Man of Mirth.”
• From Mongolia, X Bud Roses Troupe, five mysterious young ladies who dazzle with a contortion act of strength and flexibility.
• From America, the beautiful Jenny Vidbel (at left), filling the ring with a playful chorus line of 12 white mini-horses.
• And from America, Barry Lubin, a.k.a. Grandma, as the lively and lovable grand lady of belly laughs.
Broadway sensation and singer/actor extraordinaire Eric Michael Gillett takes the reins as stage director. Award winning choreographer Peter Pucci spices things up with some fancy footwork. Tony Award winner Ann Hould-Ward joins the Big Apple Circus for her first time with an alluring ensemble of costumes. Tony Award winning scenic designer Todd Rosenthal returns to create a dazzling new set. Rob Slowik returns as musical director with the brilliant Big Apple Circus Band performing new compositions by five composer/arrangers, including Dan Furman, who wrote the show’s theme “Dance of Life,” and Emmy Award winner Paul Rolnick.
For 33 years the Big Apple Circus, New York’s original
one-ring circus, has been delighting audiences of all ages under its Big
Top by presenting the finest in live family entertainment featuring world-class
circus artistry. The Big Apple Circus is a not-for-profit performing arts
and outreach institution committed to invigorating the communities they
serve with the joy and wonder of classical circus. Tax-deductible contributions
made by corporations, foundations and individuals enable the Big Apple
Circus to bring its special magic to diverse audiences through its outreach
programs — Clown Care, Vaudeville Caravan, Circus After
School, Circus For All! and Circus of the Senses
-- as well as its critically acclaimed performances.
-- Production Photos: Bertrand Guay/Big Apple Circus
-- OnStage Boston
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