Circus

2014 marks the second year of SummerStage Kids' focus on contemporary circus. Families will get the chance to see the best circus companies from North America and around the globe make their mark in New York City as part of the International Contemporary Circus Festival. With shows all season long during the day, two dates in Brooklyn Bridge Park and three consecutive evenings in Harlem's Marcus Garvey Park, this mini-festival will have audiences in awe!

SummerStage Kids presented by Disney presents a special evening of circus! Bring the family for a fantastic evening under the stars where they can enjoy world class performers on stage as well as strolling performers from Circus to Go by the Big Apple Circus. These events bring the circus outside the tent and into the park!

Experience SummerStage Kids premiere of its first ever circus commissioned work, “Circles” a distinctive piece inspired by the celebrated poet Rumi and his poem, “Zero Circle” that explores the nature of evolving relationships and was created in part with the innovative Loki Circus Theater company and famed beat box and Hip-Hop artist, Akim Funk Buddha. Canada’s globally recognized circus troupe, THROW2CATCH will wow audiences with their gravity defying acrobatic and juggling skills in a specially designed show for outdoor venues.

Families will also have the opportunity to participate in and interactive puppet making workshop by CPF’s own Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater.

 

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June
Saturday, June 21
Brooklyn Family Day: Barolosolo Cirkus Company in association with Institute Francais and Brooklyn Bridge Park ** Part of The International Contemporary Circus Festival**

Sunday, June 22
Brooklyn Family Day: Barolosolo Cirkus Company in association with Institute Francais and Brooklyn Bridge Park ** Part of The International Contemporary Circus Festival**

Tuesday, August 19
International Contemporary Circus Festival: THROW2CATCH / Loki Circus Theater / Puppets To Go / Circus To Go by Big Apple Circus / Paris the Hip-Hop Juggler

Wednesday, August 20
International Contemporary Circus Festival: THROW2CATCH / Loki Circus Theater / Puppets To Go / Circus To Go by Big Apple Circus / Paris the Hip-Hop Juggler

Thursday, August 21
International Contemporary Circus Festival: The Acrobatic Conundrum / ChelseaO Productions presents Cirqu'elle/Perfect catch: a throw-mantic comedy/ Circus To Go by Big Apple Circus / Paris the Hip Hop Juggler Presented in Association with CircusNow