Circo Aereo, Pioneer of "New Circus," commands the space at Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts November 14


Circo Aereo"Courage to experiment and skill to evoke feelings: Circo Aereo!"

This vivid description of the dynamic Finnish circus group based in Finland and France illustrates the wonders and delight in store for family audiences when the company performs "Espresso" at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40, $35, $30. To see a preview of Circo Aereo in action visit: http://www.fairfield.edu/arts/media_
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Paradoxically, the fundamental values for the group known as "theater without words" are communication with the audience and the creation of unique experiences. Mixing traditional circus arts such as juggling and aerial work with innovative cabaret theater, movement and charming humor, its work is produced with a human touch and on a human scale. The performers and their performances aim to get close to the audience and their emotions. Circo Aereo's understated but highly charged style embodies a search for the quintessential essence of non-verbal communication through a careful selection of expressive modes.

"Espresso," a co-production between Circo Aereo and the French Les Objets Volants group, emerged after a creative process spanning nearly three years. After its premiere, "Espresso" has successfully toured several countries, visiting the renowned Parc de la Villette in Paris, France, Theatre du Vidy in Switzerland and the Damascus Opera in Syria.

Circo Aereo's projects are characterized by artistic exploration in all aspects of the performance and the collective input of the entire artistic workgroup. The willingness to broaden the potential of circus as a performing art and the desire to reform the language and forms of expression of circus bring the creation processes of Circo Aereo's works into interaction with other art forms.

Tickets and information are available online at fairfield.edu/quick or by calling the Box Office at (203) 254-4010. The toll free number is 877-ARTS-396. Special offers and discounts are available through the Quick Center's email list. Join, by contacting boxoffice@quickcenter.com. And become a fan of the Quick Center for the Arts on Facebook! Keep up-to-date with the latest performance news, plus special offers and discounts! Find the Quick Center at www.facebook.com/FairfieldQuickCenter.

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Media Contact: Joan Grant, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2950, jgrant@fairfield.edu

Posted on October 28, 2009

Vol. 42, No. 105