Circus West presents Blue Sky Circus this week at the PNE Gardens. Through accrobalance, juggling, and movement it tells the story of a group of young stargazers guided into space by mystical astral forces.
“Zodiac inspired characters, including Sagittarius, Libra, Aries and Scorpio, guide the Stargazers on their way. Soleil, the sun character, weaves mayhem in a gyroscopic spinning hoop. Constellations come to life as aerial dancers twirl high above centre ring. Jugglers create a starry sky through dazzling object manipulation.”
The cast is comprised of young circus artists who are enrolled in the CentreStage and Performance programs at CircusWest. Acrobatics, aerial fabric routines, unicycles, swinging trapeze, stilts, trampoline feats and more are set to dazzle the crowd.
Janet Smith from the Georgia Straight attended a dress rehearsal and interviewed some of the performers, like 15 year-old Eloise Aguilar-Saurina (who plays Halley’s comet) and 15 year-old Claire Hopson (who rides the ultimate wheel—a). She has a great article posted about Circus West’s program and the upcoming Blue Sky Circus show.
Performances are scheduled daily at 12:30pm and 7:00pm from May 10th to May 13th, 2012. All tickets are general admission and are available online for $20 (adults), $15 (students), and $13 (youth, under 18). The PNE Gardens are located at 2901 East Hastings.