Today I stopped by Proctors to check out the preview for their show Cirkopolis by Cirque Ã‰loize which will run August 7 through 24. Proctors has secured a five year deal with Cirque Ã‰loize, a contemporary circus troupe based out of Montreal, to make Schenectady their summer home. During the short preview, the performers went nuts with incredibly technical synchronized routines and tricks, all in the circus vein. If you’ve ever seen any other Cirque show, you generally know what to expect. I’m incredibly thankful to have this show so close to home and I can’t wait to attend.
From the copy:
“Cirkopolis was imagined as a crossroadsâ€”between imagination and reality, between individuality and community, between limits and possibilities. The show is driven by the poetic impulse of life, the physical prowess of the circus and the humour, at once serious and light-hearted. Entering Cirkopolis is all about letting go and allowing yourself to be borne aloft by hope, explained Jeannot Painchaud, creative director of Cirque Ã‰loize and co-director of Cirkopolis.
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