* Monthly performance series will showcase works in progress in circus, theatre, dance, spoken-word, music and other performance
Circadium School of Contemporary Circus presents the launch of Test Flights, a brand-new multi-disciplinary work-in-progress showing every month. Professional artists working in any discipline of live performance, including circus, theatre, dance, spoken-word, music and performance art, are invited to participate. Test Flights will be curated by Circadium’s Physical Theatre Instructor Ben Grinberg. This new monthly performance series is free and open to the public.
Get ready to take flight on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 8:15pm for the second monthly installment. For info, visit, www.circadium.com/testflights. Test Flights takes place in the beautiful sanctuary space at Circus Campus, home to Circadium and Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, at 6452 Green Street, Philadelphia 19119.
“Since the launch of Circadium School of Contemporary Circus and our move into our new building in September, our staff, students, and colleagues have been clamoring for a monthly performance series,” says Circadium’s Executive Director Shana Kennedy. “As Circadium’s mission is to cultivate contemporary circus, it’s vitally important for circus artists to be exposed to other art forms. Test Flights is a monthly performance series designed to bring many forms of performance art under one roof. The series also gives our students important time to showcase works in progress, gain more experience in front of an audience, and perfect their skills.”
April 12TH PERFORMERS:
Ethos Physical Theatre
Kyle Driggs and Andrea Murillo
SAVE THE DATE:
May 24 – Next Test Flights!
Please share, invite your friends and come ready for a night unlike any other. We will post next month’s Facebook page and list of performers following this month’s show.
Kennedy added, “Test Flights is the perfect opportunity to showcase new work, and open our doors to the public. The monthly series will also bring together circus, theatre, physical theatre, music, dance and other disciplines that are students at Circadium are learning and seeking to gain more experience with. The shows will be free, and they’ll take place every month during the school year.”
Any artists interested in taking part in Test Flights, please visit:
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Artists can expect a response within a week, and Circadium will let you know if any other information is needed.
ABOUT CIRCADIUM SCHOOL OF CONTEMPORARY CIRCUS
Philadelphia, a city of many historic firsts, made history in 2017 by becoming the nation’s first state-licensed, non-profit vocational college offering a Diploma of Circus Arts.
“Philadelphia was the perfect place to launch America’s first school offering a higher education program in circus arts,” said Kennedy. “We are thrilled that our circus hub will now welcome and connect students from around the globe as they pursue a diploma in modern circus.”
Circadium’s full-time, three-year, non-profit training program brings together circus students seeking higher education and professional training opportunities. Circadium officially opened and began classes with the inaugural class in September of 2017. Circadium classes are on Circus Campus, in Mt. Airy, which also houses Philadelphia School of Circus Arts.
Circadium was first announced on top of the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps in summer of 2016 and went on to raise over $50,000 in its initial Kickstarer Campaign to fund the nonprofit arts school. Look for future fundraising events and performances from this unique non-profit arts school in the coming months!