Oddfellows Playhouse Traveling Circus company will present its new show Adscensio! on Wednesday April 18, 2012 at 6:30pm at the Boys and Girls Club.
The newest circus from Oddfellows Traveling Circus Company is called Adscensio, taken from the Latin word for progress or ascent. The circus explores the advancement of the human race through time by celebrating the great discoveries of history – fire, the wheel, electricity, wireless communication – through the twinkling eyes of the circus. The nine performers, all between the ages of thirteen and seventeen, display their skills, training and vibrancy in a stunning collection of circus acts, including juggling, contortion, unicycling, roman ladders, acrobatics and physical comedy.
“These teens will blow your mind! They are incredibly fun to watch. This is a perfect event for children of all ages – and parents and grandparents too!” said Oddfellows Executive Director Matt Pugliese.
The Traveling Circus Company is comprised of students that have spent many years in the Children’s Circus of Middletown and CT School of Circus Arts, training under the direction of Dic Wheeler (ARTFARM) and Joel Melendez and Heidi Kirchoffer (Matica Arts). “The performers really are an amazingly talented and focused group of young circus performers”, commented director Dic Wheeler.
This summer, Oddfellows Playhouse and the Boys and Girls Club of Meriden are working to bring the excitement of the circus to Meriden as part of the Boys and Girls Club’s Cuno Camps. Running from August 6-17, this two week, all day experience will allow students to learn to juggle, stilt, flip, unicycle and clown. The full day program runs from 9:00am to 3:15pm. The program will end with an outdoor performance. For more information on the program and how to register, visit www.bgcmeriden.org or call 203-235-8185.