Portland Ovations Presents CiRCA at Westbrook Performing Arts Center 2/2


Cirque, dance and circus acrobatics collide when Portland Ovations presents Australia's internationally acclaimed nouveau cirque troupe CiRCA at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center, Westbrook Middle School on Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 7:30pm.

Australia's CiRCA breaks out of the big top to create "a bold new vision of circus as a delightful, provocative and contemporary art form." The troupe of seven extremely athletic artists push the human body to its limits, moving from highly connected acrobatic and tumbling sequences through fast-paced intricate scenes to a haunting finale. Using tracks by Leonard Cohen, Sigur Ros and Cake, CiRCA blends bodies, lights and sound to create a thrilling, romantic and terrifying ballet of precision tumbling that is not only visually astonishing and powerful but also beautiful and sophisticated.

Yaron Lifschitz, CiRCA's Artistic Director describes the performance, "There are moments that are dynamic and exciting as acrobats fly through the air; then there are moments that are still, lyrical and beautiful as the performers balance precariously on each other or hang in suspension." After making there Spoleto debut last summer in Charleston, South Carolina the Charleston City Paper called it, "a marvel visually, intellectually, and theatrically" and The Post and Courier stated, "In an age where technology never ceases to amaze, it is a relief to see the human body alone do the same, bringing the audience to its feet in awe."

Tickets for CiRCA are $23 to $25 for Ovations' Members, $28 to $25 for the general public and a limited amount of $10 student tickets are also available. To purchase tickets, contact PortTIX at 207-842-0800 or visit the box office window at Merrill Auditorium. Tickets are also available online at www.portlandovations.org.

About Portland Ovations

Each year since 1931, Portland Ovations brings a dynamic season of exceptional performing artists from around the world to Maine including classical music, jazz, opera, dance, theater, and Broadway national tours. In addition to live performances, Ovations brings the exhilaration of the performing arts out into our community with season-long educational and outreach activities known as Ovations Offstage. A Maine-based non-profit, Portland Ovations contributes to the cultural, social and economic well-being of our community by presenting an array of high quality performing artists from around the world and creating diverse educational experiences that bring the enjoyment, energy and enrichment of the arts to all.

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