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Feb 11, 2019
For Immediate Release
Contact: Shayna Swanson, 773-507-2604, [email protected]
ALOFT CIRCUS ARTS BRINGS “BRAVE SPACE” TO PITTSBURGH FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY
An immersive pop-up circus in a blanket fort.
A new contemporary circus show from Chicago's Aloft, “Brave Space”, is the building of a blanket fort, the sneaking under a hoopskirt, an impulsive congregation in the tiniest of tents. Intimate and low tech, this hour-long work of contemporary circus invites the audience to sit nose-to-nose with bold aerialists and acrobats to build the world we want to live in, even for only a few shared moments. An antidote to the daily news cycle, this hypermobile show can pop up in fields, intersections, theaters, and warehouses -- wherever people need beauty, hope, and comfort. This March it’s popping up at Iron City Circus Arts in Pittsburgh.
Conceived of and directed by Aloft artistic director Shayna Swanson, Brave Space is designed not as a “safe space,” but as a space that will bring audiences up close and personal with their humanity and their fears, to encourage them to better care for themselves and for those around them. “Brave Space requires 100% trust between the performers and each other, and the audience as well. There are points in the show when audience members are literally keeping the artists in the air.”
Inspired by the idea of creating community in trying times, Brave Space starts as a puddle of fabric on the floor, and grows to encompass a world of wonders that includes juggling, cyr wheel, duo trapeze, a rope act like no other, and awe-inspiring feats of balance and strength. To ensure intimacy and safety, the audience is limited to 100 people per show, and audience members must be able to sit on the floor, stand up, walk around for the duration of the performance. Audience members requesting assistance, or a chair to sit in, should note so when purchasing tickets. In addition, Brave Space may make persons suffering from claustrophobia feel uncomfortable at times.
WHEN: March 23, 6:30 and 9:00PM
Iron City Circus Arts
711 S. 21st Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Directed by Shayna Swanson; featuring Natalie Abell, Heather Dart, Hayley Larson, Linnea Ridolfi, Zoe Sheppard, Sarah Tapper, Rachel Webberman.
VIDEO LINK: https://vimeo.com/303946419
PRESS TICKETS AVAILABLE BY REQUEST
TICKETS $30 AVAILABLE AT https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4077357