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CIRCUS OMNIUM Virtual Season Extended Through January 31

This bold new inclusive, multi-sensory circus experience featuring extraordinary multi-abled performers celebrates the enduring human spirit within each of us. 

CIRCUS OMNIUM Virtual Season Extended Through January 31

Circus Omnium (www.CircusOmnium.org) is extending their inaugural virtual season, giving audiences an opportunity to experience this bold new circus now through January 31.

This unforgettable, innovative new multi-sensory circus experience celebrates our strengths, our individual uniqueness and the potential of the human spirit. Because this is a circus for all abilities, each performance features ASL, Captioning, Audio Description and Simple Text. The virtual performances are available for streaming throughout the holiday season and all next month while a multi-city tour under a genuine big top tent is being planned for Summer 2021.

The word, omnium means, "of all and belonging to all" and that is exactly what it is. At its core, Circus Omnium is about diversity, equity and inclusion. While many live shows present limited special performances which cater to the specific needs of those with visual, auditory, physical or other challenges, Circus Omnium will truly be a circus for all at all times. And that doesn't just mean the audience. There are numerous multi-abled international performers who will delight audiences at Circus Omnium, not because of their disabilities but because of their extraordinary talents. There has never been a circus like this and there has never been a time when we needed the circus more to unite our hearts.

Founder & Executive Director Lisa B. Lewis spent many years working with the Big Apple Circus on their groundbreaking Circus of the Senses performances as Director of Community Programs. It is that experience and knowledge which she has leveraged, together with her stellar creative team, to reimagine the art form of circus for 21st Century audiences. "This bold new circus brings you the best of the best, giving families and children of all ages and abilities the opportunity to experience and enjoy the magic of circus together," said Lewis. "Sharing in the joy and excitement of the performing arts is an experience that should be available to everyone, regardless of background, race, gender or ability and we are so proud that Circus Omnium makes that happen."

Circus Omnium's virtual showcases feature a stunning array of featured acts including:

- Hosts Johnathan Lee Iverson (the last Ringmaster of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey) and Brandon Kazen Maddox (child of deaf parents who will use ASL during the show)

- International pole champion Jason Span (First Place, U.S. Pole Sports and Arts National Championship, Silver Medalist at World Championship)

- International funny man, Max-I-Mime (Cirque du Soleil and Deafway)

- Acclaimed aerialist Jennifer Bricker Bauer and her husband, musician Dominic Bauer team up for a breathtaking multidisciplinary artistic display

- Noemi and Elan Espana, 6th generation performers of the legendary Espana family

- Jenny Vidbel and her incredible equestrian ballet

- Internationally acclaimed Brazilian strongmen Dupla Mao Na Roda

- Sara Kebede Ethiopian Contortionist

- Guest spots from juggler Kevin Kujawa (autistic) and Brian Velazquez (blind)

A multi-city tour is being planned for Summer 2021. More details will follow. Whether you are in a seat in the audience, in the circus ring, or backstage, Circus Omnium provides equal opportunities for all abilities to perform, work and enjoy the show in a supportive and joyful environment.

Everything an audience member will need to enjoy this bold new circus, regardless of their special needs, will be provided. The 2,000-seat tent will be fully compliant with CDC guidelines. It will feature ADA seating for service animals and mobility challenges. There will be audio description as well as Braille and large print descriptive programs, ASL interpreters, reduced sensory area seating, a calming area, tactile experiences and more. There's never been a more accessible and fully integrated circus than Circus Omnium.

For show dates, times and tickets for the virtual season now through January 31, please visit www.omniumcircus.org/tickets/. Tickets are "pay what you can." Additional performances have been added for holiday week. Be sure to sign up for the newsletter to receive additional updates about the showcase, the artists, and the big top tour.


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