Make a full family afternoon of it in downtown New London on Saturday, August 9, when the City of New London with New London Maritime Society presents the renowned Nimble Arts Summer Circus, free of charge, on New London's Parade Plaza, with FREE performances at 4 and 6:30 PM. Back for a 5th year, this small circus troupe has become an annual New London summer happening. Smart, funny, sophisticated, Nimble Arts will surprise you with their internationally award-winning circus arts: trapeze, juggling, comedy, acrobatics. Prepare to be amazed! |
Again this year is the opportunity to attend a juggling workshop taught by circus artists. The workshop takes place Saturday, August 9, just prior to the first performance, from 2-3 PM, for a fee of only $15, all materials provided. Space is limited. See separate listing on Brown Paper Tickets.)
It's all part of Sentinels on the Sound Lighthouse Weekends, brought to you by the City of New London, Veolia Water / New London Water Authority, & Custom House Maritime Museum -- working together to bring New London's Waterfront to LIFE!
The Nimble Arts Troupe. . . is not. . . just a bunch of jerks tossing themselves around on ropes & such, but rather a bunch of seriously excellent performers tossing themselves around on ropes & such. --The Valley Advocate
Nimble Arts Summer Circus was founded by award-winning aerialists Elsie & Serenity Smith, formerly of Cirque du Soleil. Identical twins specializing in aerial acrobatics, their teaching & performing backgrounds include a 4-year tour on Cirque du Soleil's Saltimbanco, as well as Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus, Circus of the Kids, the New Pickle Circus, Pilobolus, the Actor's Gym, Circus Juventus, Umo Ensemble & Canopy Aerial Dance Studio. As performers they present a duo trapeze and duo fabric act, as well as various solos on aerial apparatus. Serenity also performs a partner handbalancing act with her husband, Bill Forchion. Bill, besides performing with Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Bros., & The Pickle Family Circus, has an extensive career as a stunt man and actor in film & television.
In 2003 the sisters founded NIMBLE ARTS their Vermont based trapeze & circus school that transitioned into the New EnglandCenter for Circus Arts in 2007. Among honors as performers and businesswomen, the sisters won a business plan competition in 2006 for their work with Nimble Arts within the Brattleboro community and have been invited to arts & business consultations with Governor Jim Douglas.
If you haven't seen their show, you should. This is the real deal. --Jacques Rapide, Paris Times
|Saturday Aug 09, 2014 4:00 PM - Saturday Aug 09, 2014 6:30 PM | Free
New London Parade Plaza (View)
at junction of State and Bank Streets
New London, CT 06320
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|