Contemporary Circus in New York – First Night Review

CN ICE is on in New York. Audiences are invited to re-imagine their perceptions of a timeless art, as nine of the world’s most innovative and inspired companies take the stage for Circus Now: International Contemporary Circus Exposure 2015 at Drama Desk Award winner NYU Skirball Center.

Intelligent, innovative, and daring — nine world-class companies from six countries will present excerpts of their boundary-pushing work.

Join us in this celebration of contemporary circus –don’t miss the opportunity to experience this one-of-a-kind event.

The Emceee

HoneyBuns Photo: Andrew Miller

HoneyBuns
Photo: Andrew Miller

Honeybuns
Honeybuns, a highly physical, interactive artist who is billed as “the world’s greatest mime”, will emcee all three days of the Festival. The first night was packed and Honeybuns had the audience that standing on their feet clasping hands with smiles on their faces.

HoneyBuns Photo: Andrew Miller

HoneyBuns
Photo: Andrew Miller

The First Act
COMPAGNIE NUAA | FINLAND

Winners of the prestigious Circus Next award in Europe, Compagnie Nuua create a juggling form where the body works together with the objects as a tool for manipulation and expression, developing an original and poetic common language. U.S. PREMIERE

COMPAGNIE NUAA | FINLAND Photo: Andrew Miller

COMPAGNIE NUAA | FINLAND
Photo: Andrew Miller

COMPAGNIE NUAA | FINLAND Photo: Andrew Miller

COMPAGNIE NUAA | FINLAND
Photo: Andrew Miller

COMPAGNIE NUAA | FINLAND Photo: Andrew Miller

COMPAGNIE NUAA | FINLAND
Photo: Andrew Miller

The Second Act
PARALLEL EXIT | USA

A physical theatre company in New York City, the goal of Parallel Exit is to create performance and educational programs that honor and forward the history of the variety arts and embrace a twenty-first century sensibility.

PARALLEL EXIT | USA Photo: Andrew Miller

PARALLEL EXIT | USA
Photo: Andrew Miller

PARALLEL EXIT | USA Photo: Andrew Miller

PARALLEL EXIT | USA
Photo: Andrew Miller

The Third Act
OCKHAM’S RAZOR | UK

Equal parts action and emotion, Ockham’s Razor, stars of the European scene, create original pieces of “aerial theater,” with stories based on the vulnerability, trust, and reliance forged between people in flight. U.S. PREMIERE

OCKHAM'S RAZOR | UK Photo: Andrew Miller

OCKHAM’S RAZOR | UK
Photo: Andrew Miller

OCKHAM'S RAZOR | UK Photo: Andrew Miller

OCKHAM’S RAZOR | UK
Photo: Andrew Miller

OCKHAM'S RAZOR | UK Photo: Andrew Miller

OCKHAM’S RAZOR | UK
Photo: Andrew Miller

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