With all the talk about the circus these days and the elephant cruelty issue working its way through city hall, I was hesitant about anything with the word circus
until I got to see Bangarang Circus in action. Returning for their third annual Pyramid Scheme extravaganza on Sunday, Jan. 25, ringleader Rachel Finan shares why Bangarang offers not just something unique but also an opportunity for those charged with event planning.
This is a human-centered circus, unlike others where elaborate production values must be installed on a stage to create the desired impact. Bangarang's performers, while performing their feats of aerial, dance, hoop, acrobatic and flow arts up close, allow you an access more on the level of intimate than arena-scaled. The result is a much more engaged audience as the performers lift, twirl and often hover just inches from your seat in what can best be described, as I look at the plan, the Pyramid Scheme's version of the single-ringed circus.
This performance also gives those who have only caught the Bangarang Circus as a street act in places like Holland or ArtPrize encouragement to consider attending to see a beautiful emerging narrative story driven by the entertainment unfolding at the PS.
Relatedly, if you do feel like attending a Tuesday, Jan. 27 protest to end circus cruelty, please visit this site
for more information.
Admission: $8 advance/$10 day of, kids 10 & under $5