Fairfax: November 3rd @ 8 p.m., November 4th @ 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Manassas: November 12th @ 2 p.m.
The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin will take the stage in a spectacle of acrobatics, balance, juggling, contortion and martial arts. This troupe won the Silver Clown Award at the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo in 2015, and many of its acts tour with professional circuses.
A moderated discussion with a troupe member will begin 45 minutes prior to each performance.
Get tickets to the Fairfax shows at this link and tickets to the Manassas show at this link. Half price tickets are available for children through Grade 12. On October 31, George Mason University students can get two free tickets to the Manassas show with their student ID.
GMU’s Center for the Arts
4373 Mason Pond Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030
Hylton Performing Arts Center
GMU’s Science and Technology Campus
10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20110
May 2nd @ 7:30 p.m.
From the inventive Cirque Mechanics comes Pedal Punk, a “Steampunk” – inspired acrobatic whirlwind where cycling is the escape from technology obsessed society. In Pedal Punk we experience the excitement, artistry and thrill that occurs when a zany bike shop mechanic interacts with cyclists and bikes, and repairs more than broken pieces. He creates wondrous machines that come to life and inspires the cyclist in all of us to unite with our inner Pedal Punk.
Creative Director Chris Lashua spent most of his career on a BMX bike and inside a German Wheel. This new production showcases his innate passion and fascination for all things bicycles and cycling. The synergy between man and machine, the hallmark of Cirque Mechanics, is magnificently exposed in Pedal Punk. It is that synergy that The New York Times called “exceptional, evocative, eye-catching and grossly entertaining…in a word, excellent.”
The Pullo Center
1031 Edgecomb Ave.
York, PA 17403
May 5th @ 11 a.m. and May 6th @ 1 p.m.
Delve into Chinese history and culture through the incredible performances of this youth acrobatics troupe, showcasing feats of balance with porcelain jars, tables and of course their fellow acrobats! Catch them at Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring, Md., with tickets available at this link. Note: Tickets to the Friday performance are $15, while the Saturday price is $25 general admission/$15 students.
Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center
7995 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
April 21st to April 23rd @ Performance times vary
Cirque Italia’s Water Circus comes to Fredericksburg, Va., for six performances over the weekend. A stellar cast of handbalancers, acrobats, aerialists, wire walkers, contortionists and jugglers will wow you amidst a dazzling display of water fountains and extraordinary lighting effects.
Tickets are available at this link. If you live in Fredericksburg, be on the lookout for Cirque Italia promotional flyers that offer a code for a free child’s ticket (age 2-12).
2400 Airport Ave.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
April 21st and April 22nd @ 7 p.m.
Behold the University of Maryland’s long-running gymnastics troupe as they showcase their incredible circus feats in this year’s Gymkana Homeshow 2017. You’ll have two chances to see them in action — jumping through fiery hoops, stacking themselves into human ladders and bouncing off trampolines — at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Md. Get tickets online at this link (all tickets are valid for either the Saturday or Sunday performance). $12 adults, $8 youth (3-12), $8 students/faculty/staff
8500 Paint Branch Rd.
College Park, MD 20740
April 8th @ 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
April 9 @ 4:00 pm
The 7 Fingers of the Hand: Cuisine & Confessions
Dance, acrobatics, and a pinch of theatrics are the essential ingredients in this remarkable show that explores life in the family kitchen where lessons are learned, bonds are forged, and secrets are exchanged. In their latest delightfully inventive production, Cuisine & Confessions, The 7 Fingers of the Hand interprets relationships and storytelling as they prepare a meal in a unique and playful way. This Montreal-based group gets right into the heart of the home, using circus acts and acrobatics to depict scenes of family meals and intimate moments. This acclaimed ensemble’s name is a twist on a French idiom, “the five fingers of the hand,” which describes distinct parts moving in coordination toward a common goal. In this case there are seven artistic collaborators who achieve a common goal in creating an amazing production. The highly skilled artists, with their precisely timed stunts, provide the perfect recipe for an unforgettable theatrical event. “A perfect blend with just the right ingredients.” (Huffington Post)
10 Things People Should Know about Cuisine and Confessions.
The Center for the Arts Concert Hall
George Mason University
4373 Mason Pond Dr,
Fairfax VA 22030