Wild Western Acrobatic Adventure Swings Into San Jose

Wild Western Acrobatic Adventure Swings Into San Jose

Hammer Theatre Center presents Cirque Éloize's latest adventure Saloon, an action-packed musical acrobatic adventure through the desert. Through the saloon doors is a mythical world where theatre and circus collide, in a tale as old as time. This fast-paced show, filled with feats of strength, agility, and original choreography, follows a lover who falls under the spell of the saloon's beautiful Belle and sets off on a chase worthy of the greatest Westerns. The timeless tunes of Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline accompany acrobatic prowess and inventive choreography, as the lovebirds on the run race through deserted plains to the depths of a mine. Saloon will come to life 7:30pm, Wednesday, March 20 at the Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose. For more information and tickets, the public may visit www.hammertheatre.com or call (408) 924-8501.

This musical adventure gathers 12 multi-talented artists on stage, including three musicians, to sweep the audience into an action-packed world of acrobatics, music, and comedy. Korean plank, aerial straps, Cyr wheel and a host of other inspired acts transport viewers to an America of the past, where frontiers are expanding and almost anything goes. Praised by SeeingDance as "hugely entertaining," the extravaganza "showcases the company's blend of spectacular circus, music, dance and drama."

A driving force in the circus art reinvention movement, Cirque Éloize has been creating award-winning entertainment content for 25 years and ranks among the world's leading contemporary circuses. Known for expertly combining circus arts, music, dance, technology, and theatre, Cirque Éloize has taken part in numerous prestigious international festivals and delighted both New York's Broadway and London's West End. Crafted for a wide range of audiences, Cirque Éloize's productions have enchanted over 3.5 million spectators across 5,500 performances in more than 550 cities around the world.

The Hammer Theatre Center is a distinctive, state-of-the-art performance venue in the heart of downtown San José. Owned by the City of San José and newly operated by San José State University (SJSU), the Hammer Theatre's mission is to serve the community through artistically and educationally excellent programming that is expressive of the unique characteristics and diverse cultures that comprise Silicon Valley. The broader vision of the Hammer includes arts, innovation, and technology programming on the Paseo de San Antonio, creating a vibrant pathway between SJSU and the Tech Museum and bridging the urban spaces from Saint James Park down to the South of First Avenue cultural district. The Hammer also aims to connect SJSU's more than 37,000 faculty, students, and staff with the downtown cultural and economic corridors

Photo credit: Bernd Wackerbauer

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