Just in time for Halloween, come indulge all your super secret gross out fantasies! Dress as gross as you can and be totally GROSSED OUT by the nastiest, slimiest circus acts you've ever seen.
Aloft throws some of the funnest performance parties you could ever hope to go to, and this is our first one in almost 2 years. Really, they are EPIC. Don't miss it.
$40 include and open bar, insanely amazing circus performances, interactive activities (will there be a bounce house?), chocolate pudding wrestling, and way more.
All the the funds raised from this event will go to benefit the Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival (www.chicagocircusfest.com).
Based out of the beautiful and historic Athenaeum Theatre in glorious Chicago, the festival will fill 3 theaters with shows, workshops and community outreach, featuring nationally renowned, genre-defying artists from around the US and abroad.
The mission of this new festival is two-fold: to elevate the perception and promote the artistic view of circus performance in America and to inspire growth and development of budding new American circus artists and directors towards international levels of artistry and creation.
Since its inception, American circus has been viewed as clowns with big shoes, glittery show girl costumes and elephants. In stark contrast, the contemporary circus, already well established and respected in Europe, Canada and other parts of the world since the 1970's, is a mix of circus skill, theater, dance and music. It provokes emotion and feeling rather than focusing solely on technical skill.
Just as other industries have annual conventions to improve upon the skills and knowledge of its participants, we hope the CCCF will encourage American artists to explore what the world of circus is in other countries and develop a deeper artistic process. By attending professional development workshops and seminars, the level of professionalism, skills and business understanding will help the artist to compete in the global marketplace.
The CCCF believes that we can encourage an appreciation of all arts through the discovery of contemporary circus. This will ultimately lead audiences and artists to search out and support a greater variety of arts, be it classical or modern art, dance, music, theater, or cinema.
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