may, 2022

fri06may8:00 pmCircus Culture: Altercation of the Mundane 8:00 pm Event Type :Martha Hamblin Hall,Public Event


Event Details

Altercation of the Mundane
presented by Circus Culture, performed and devised by Ithaca NY’s Fern Collective (Alice Knipe, Cora Williams, Nuala Hill, Izzy Tenorio, Miley Charsky, Nuala Ugine, and Lily Ryan).

Thursday May 5th, 8 PM
Friday May 6th, 8 PM
Saturday May 7th, 3 PM and 8 PM
Sunday May 8th, 3 PM

Circus artists use group acrobatics, soundscape, unicycle, dance, and tumbling to explore the reality that life without individuality and meaning is pointless. After two years of creation amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, Ithaca’s Fern Collective is bringing their truly unique and authentic voice to venues in Brooklyn, Rochester, Syracuse, Homer, and Ithaca, NY.

“As you go through life, what do you do when you realize that this simple accepted rhythm is unhealthy?  You can either go back to your safe, trapped, and easy existence, or dive into the uncomfortable conclusion that life without individuality and meaning is pointless. It’s scary and feels unsafe as we are conditioned to not stray from the pack, but it’s needed. Join us into the plunge of what it means to be a human, not just humans. Throw a wrench into the system and discover what it’s like to dive into the pit.”

The collective of artists, who happen to be 15 to 18 years old, have formed a collective and created the show independently in order to ensure that everything from act creation to merchandise is representative of who they are and what they stand for. The show is sure to give you an authentic glimpse into the human experience in this very moment – there is more than meets the eye and much to learn from these dynamic young artists.

The show has been rated PG-13 by the artists, and is not intended for children.


(Friday) 8:00 pm


Martha Hamblin Hall, Community School of Music and Arts

330 East State Street

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