Thursday, June 27, 2013

CircEsteem ON WXRT, Summer Circus Gigs, Cirque Shanghai Discount Code and More #coupon #circus

We're happy to share the latest newsletter from our friends over at CircEsteem:

CircEsteem featured on WXRT Radio
CircEsteem was featured on WXRT Radio's series Let's See Action with Terri Hemmert. This program is a call to action to shed light on local organizations providing arts programming in Chicago. Listen to the interview here and see how you can help CircEsteem. 

Don't miss the fun this summer! 
Our 7 week Summer Camp still has a few spots open. Each week concludes with a public performance at 2:15pm. Watch the kids show off their new found circus skills. 

Congratulations to our CircEsteem graduates!

Edith Keme and Cornell Freeney Graduate 

Edith, her father, and her two brothers, Prado and Donald. 

Edith Keme came to the United States from Togo, West Africa in 2001 and Cornell Freeney joined CircEsteem in 2002.

Both of these individuals along with many members of their family started in our HomeWork & CircusWork program, became part of our CircusTeens job program, were members of our advanced performing troupe, and have traveled across the country and the world with CE. Edith was the second CircEsteem graduate to receive a prestigious scholarship from the Posse Foundation. She will be attending Dennison University in the fall and this summer will be the assistant camp director at our summer camp program.

Cornell Freeney attended Illinois State University with a General Assembly scholarship from State Representative Greg Harris.  While at school he was a member of the Gamma Phi Circus and started his professional performing career with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines where he performs his gym wheel act on ice. Cornell plans to continue his performing career and pursue his dream of being a teacher where he will be able to bring circus to his classroom. 
We are so proud of our graduates and all that they have accomplished. They are inspirations to the next generation of circus youth and proof that CircEsteem makes a difference by providing long term engagement and opportunities for success for many Chicago area youth.  
Come out and support CircEsteem this summer!

Check out CircEsteem this summer around town!

June 24th-August 9th-
Summer Camp
July 4th-Lake Bluff 4th of July Parade
July 4th-Village of Lyons Celebration
July 11th-Latin School of Chicago
July 18th-Glenview Park District
July 18th-Night Market on Argyle
July 20th-Ben's Fest
July 24th-Museum of Science and Industry
August 5th-11th- Millennium Park Family Fun Tent
August 13-18th-CircEsteem travels to Seattle for the American Youth Circus Organization Festival

Cirque Shanghai Coupon Code:

** ChiIL Mama caught opening night of Dragon's Thunder and we were wowed again this year by this talented troupe.   They play Navy Pier all summer and provide a lot of Circus bang for the buck!!   Check out our original stills from the whole show and our review.   Dragon's Thunder is a heart pounding, drum thumping thrill for all ages.

One month left to get your Cirque Shanghai discount!   Purchase tickets here and use offer code SAVE5.   Offer good through July 31, 2013. 
Kids tickets just $15.50 all summer long!

$5.00 off adult Emperor's Court tickets to 
Cirque Shanghai: Dragon's Thunder at Navy Pier!

The high-flying acrobats of Cirque Shanghai are back this summer with the all-new "Dragon's Thunder," happening all summer long at the 
Pepsi® Skyline Stage® at Navy Pier. 
Featuring the sounds of traditional Chinese "Dragon Drums," this year's show is bigger, better and more fun than ever. 

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