URBANOPOLIS is the newest creation of the dynamic troupe Suspended Cirque, who have been packing the house at Galapagos Art Space. This new show follows a young man as he falls into a futuristic urban labyrinth where sirens crawl along steel girders, a dying phoenix plays her violin, women float on chains, a mechanical doll comes to life, and everything spins out of control. With the help of a mischievous pan-like creature, our young man tries to find his way back home. This tale plays out in the air, on the walls, and in the water, inviting the audience to become a part of the action, toasting the bacchanalian feast and feeling the heat of the performers. Spectators will delight in never quite knowing where to look or what to expect as anything is possible in this urban jungle.
SUSPENDED CIRQUE is a talented and experienced group of performers who integrate breathtaking aerial acrobatics with theater to create performances that are unique to the space in which they take place. They perform on traditional circus apparatuses as well as new and innovative aerial equipment such as frames, chains and chandeliers. They also sing, dance, and play a variety of instruments. Suspended Cirque’s “Across the Water” was lauded for the “poignant intimacy in the daredevilry.” --Leigh Witchel, Dance Writer (NY POST, Ballet Review)
About the Company: Suspended Cirque
Suspended Cirque has created a new genre of aerial performance, integrating breathtaking aerial acrobatics, Their site-specific performance is inspired by the dramatic and unique qualities of the Galapagos Art Space — the audience sits on several large steel islands, surrounded by water on almost all sides. The performance takes place above, around, below, among the audience — no part of the performance space is left unexplored, and the audience is an integral part of the entertainment. Now, Suspended Cirque moves into Manhattan into a new exciting space where all parts of the theatre will be used. Think Cirque du Soleil , but with a more intimate, personal audience experience. Audience members will feel as much a part of the show as the performers!
Friday, August 14th (8pm), Saturday, August 15th (3pm), Sunday, August 16th (7:30pm)
Theater: Galapagos Art Space
Address: 16 Main St
Cost:$20/Adults, $10/Children & Seniors
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