Think you know the circus? Think again. Whether it's your first time in a long time, you're a fan, or a successful circus professional, come celebrate the diversity and artistry of today's circus.|
Circus Now!: an evening celebrating contemporary American circus and THE ORDINARY ACROBAT: A Journey into the Wonderful World of the Circus, Past and Present, hosted by Duncan Wall with presentations and performances from the circus community, including Acrosports, Kinetic Arts, Vau de Vire Society, Circus Center, Sweet Can, Circus Bella, Trapeze Arts.
At The Supper Club (657 Harrison Street, San Francisco)with co-sponsor The Booksmith.
Admission is free but please RSVP: right here!
The Ordinary Acrobat is an utterly charming account of Duncan Walls's novice plunge into the strange and wonderful world of contemporary circus, and a nostalgic look back at circus history and inside the current Cirque du Soleil-fueled phenomenon.
When Duncan Wall visited his first nouveau cirque as a college student in Paris, everything about it -- the monochromatic costumes, the acrobats singing Simon and Garfunkel, the juggler reciting Proust -- -hooked him. Soon he was attending circuses two or three nights a week, and soon after that, he entered the intensively competitive training program at France's Ecole Nationale des Arts du Cirque. The Ordinary Acrobat is a magical, funny, sometimes scary story of what happens when one average American joins a host of gifted (and flexible) international students in a rigorous regimen of tumbling, trapeze, juggling, and clowning. This is an appealing, richly evocative history of how the circus evolved into the dynamic, thrilling experience it is today.
Books will be available before, during, and immediately following the show. NOTE: a discount on copies of Ordinary Acrobat will be given only to those who RSVP!
The Supper Club (View)
657 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 91407
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|