From May 30-June 4, 2017, Here Art Center presents Dark Circus, the latest piece of French puppet company Stéréoptik.

Dark Circus is the result of a collaboration between Pef, author and illustrator of « The Prince of Motordu » and numerous other children’s books, and Romain Bermond and Jean-Baptiste Maillet of Stéréoptik.

In this sad circus the catastrophes pile up, one number after another. The trapezist crashes to the ground, the animal trainer is devoured by his lion, the human cannonball never returns from outer space. Luckily there’s a clumsy juggler to breathe a little colour into the proceedings.

If the circus is dark, the tone is light. The visual magic of the theatre meets the childlike wonder of the circus. Music and images accompany the action and the story is laced with poetic moments and a healthy dose of irony: “Come for the show, stay for the woe.”


DATES: May 30-Jun 4, 2017
LOCATION: HERE Art Center

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Prior to New York dates, the company will also perform in San Francisco from May 25-27, 2017
Here Art Center 145 Sixth Ave, New York, NY, 10013

Dark Circus by Stéréoptik @ Here Art Center

When
May 30-Jun 4, 2017
Where
Here Art Center
145 Sixth Ave, New York, NY, 10013

From May 30-June 4, 2017, Here Art Center presents Dark Circus, the latest piece of French puppet company Stéréoptik.

Dark Circus is the result of a collaboration between Pef, author and illustrator of « The Prince of Motordu » and numerous other children’s books, and Romain Bermond and Jean-Baptiste Maillet of Stéréoptik.

In this sad circus the catastrophes pile up, one number after another. The trapezist crashes to the ground, the animal trainer is devoured by his lion, the human cannonball never returns from outer space. Luckily there’s a clumsy juggler to breathe a little colour into the proceedings.

If the circus is dark, the tone is light. The visual magic of the theatre meets the childlike wonder of the circus. Music and images accompany the action and the story is laced with poetic moments and a healthy dose of irony: “Come for the show, stay for the woe.”


DATES: May 30-Jun 4, 2017
LOCATION: HERE Art Center

Click here for more information


Prior to New York dates, the company will also perform in San Francisco from May 25-27, 2017

 

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