wed03nov7:00 pm8:00 pmAloft Circus Arts: "Brave Space"7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Aloft Circus Arts, a contemporary circus company from Chicago, is touring its new show “Brave Space” around the Midwest. Inspired by the idea of creating trusting communities in trying and
Aloft Circus Arts, a contemporary circus company from Chicago, is touring its new show “Brave Space” around the Midwest. Inspired by the idea of creating trusting communities in trying and dangerous times, Brave Space starts as a puddle 250 yards of fabric on the floor, and, with the help of the audience, grows into a massive blanket fort–a world of hope that includes interdependent acts of aerial arts, acrobatics, juggling and balancing on 8 ft high poles. A show that is impossible to perform without an audience, each act in Brave Space is designed to physically draw spectators into the experience of putting oneself on the line for the safety and well being of at-risk members of a community. Not passive viewers, the audience becomes a part of the show, sometimes helping to raise the tent, sometimes holding ropes that keep trapeze artists aloft, sometimes standing so close to the performers you can hear their hearts beating.
Conceived of and directed by Aloft artistic director Shayna Swanson, Brave Space is designed not as a “safe space,” but as a space that will bring audiences up close and personal with their humanity and their fears, to encourage them to better care for themselves and for those around them. Inspired by the idea of creating community in trying times, Brave Space starts as a puddle of fabric on the floor, and grows to encompass a world of wonders that includes juggling, cyr wheel, and duo trapeze, a rope act like no other, and awe-inspiring feats of balance and strength.
To ensure intimacy and safety, the audience is limited to 100 people per show, and audience members must be able to sit on the floor, stand up, walk around for the duration of the performance. Audience members requesting assistance, or a chair to sit in, should note so when purchasing tickets. In addition, Brave Space may make persons suffering from claustrophobia feel uncomfortable at times.
Click here for tickets: https://vamp.versatilearts.net/vamp/ticket_sales.php?org=aloft
(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Martha Hamblin Hall, Community School of Music and Arts
330 East State Street