Friday, March 8, 2013

ACT OUT: Circus acts, book, wine and talk at City Winery!

ChiIL Live Shows will be there... will you?   We're presently working out the details, but we hope to review and run a book giveaway for our readers as well!  Of course, if you follow us much, you know we cover the local and international circus community thoroughly here at ChiIL Live Shows and our family friendly site, ChiIL Mama.   

We've done multiple features on CircEsteem, Aloft, 500 Clown and major touring acts like Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloise, Cirque Shanghai, Ringling Brothers, and many more as well.   In fact, my own kids who will soon be 10 & 12, have been studying circus arts for close to 3 years now and perform with CircEsteem.  Both kids have studied aerial arts including silks & trapeze.   And my daughter's also studied lyra, Chinese Pole, and Spanish Web.   They're also learning clowning, acro, unicycle, trampoline & other skills!   

We plan to shoot stills on Monday and will have a photo filled recap up shortly.  As always, nothing compares to being there.   So what are you waiting for.   Get your tickets today.

Think you know the circus? Think again. Whether it's your first time in a long time, you're a fan, or a successful circus professional, come out to celebrate the diversity & artistry of today's circus. Join us on March 11 at City Winery for Circus Now: anevening celebrating contemporary American circus and the recently released book The Ordinary Acrobat, hosted by Duncan Wall with presentations and performances from the Chicago circus community.      Join CircEsteem's Executive Director Maribeth Joy as she presents on how CircEsteem uses circus as a tool for social change.  Also performing will be CircEsteem juggling instructor, Brian Dailey and CircEsteem graduate Will McGowan.
Featuring presenations by:  
Maribeth Joy, Executive Director, CircEsteem     
Shayna Swanson, Artistic Director, Aloft Loft Adrian Danzig, Artistic Director, 500 Clown      
Joe Yonek, Director, Divine Flight Chicago AcroYoga 
Matt Roben, Professional circus performer   
7pm Start Time!   Tickets: $10 tickets sold online, at box office, and at the door by City Winery

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