Entries by circusarts

Let’s Run Away to the Circus!

When asked if I wanted to take a trapeze class while on a girls getaway to Sarasota Florida, without hesitation or really even much thought, I exclaimed “Yes!” What could be more fun than flying through the air, ideally with grace and strength? I recruited my friends Dawn and Robin (my adventurous partners in crime: […]

A Circus That You See — and Hear

SARASOTA, Fla. — Long live the beautiful lady on the flying trapeze in the big arena and the magic of a Sunday afternoon in a world upside down — a circus performed with a 150-voice chorale and a symphony orchestra. There is no sawdust on the floor and no pink lemonade for Cirque des Voix. […]

Circus Sarasota takes the show to assisted living facilities

SARASOTA – Circus Sarasota is now nearing the end of their winter program, with their final show this Friday night. But even after the tent goes dark, the show goes on, because those performances are only the tip of the iceberg. Circus Sarasota continues its service to the community all year long, and that includes […]

CIRCUS REVIEW: Nik Wallenda keeps Circus Sarasota flying high

By Jay Handelman, Herald-Tribune / Sunday, January 27, 2013 Having watched daredevil Nik Wallenda’s thrilling high-wire walk over Niagara Falls last year, you might wonder how he can match that excitement level under the more limited big top of Circus Sarasota. Nik Wallenda, on left, with Erendira Vazquez Wallenda and Blake Wallenda perform during Circus […]

REVIEW: The Uniquely Sarasotan Cirque des Voix

By Gayle Williams, Herald-Tribune / Saturday, February 26, 2011 On many occasions I am grateful for the astonishing good fortune to live in Sarasota, but none more so than when I was brought to tears of joy witnessing the  “Queen of the Air” and international circus legend Dolly Jacobs flying near the peak of the […]


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Circus Sarasota’s 2013 Big Top Performances

Circus Sarasota invites you to embark on a journey of discovery and thrills as we present Nik Wallenda – His Journey Continues. Starring, Nik Wallenda – daredevil wire- walker and the only person in the world to cross directly over the precipice of Niagara Falls – this circus engagement promises hire wire excitement and daredevilry […]

Experience Circus Sarasota like never before

SARASOTA, FL — Growing… Interacting… Elevating… The excitement is palpable at Circus Sarasota as they begin a new circus season and continue to further their mission of expanding the circus arts, engaging the community and taking the circus experience to a whole new level. The 2012-2013 circus season not only promises to be the entertainment […]

Clowns helping teach science in Suncoast schools

SARASOTA, Fla. – How do we get Suncoast students to score better on the FCATs and to retain what they learn about difficult subjects? That’s a question educators grapple with every day. And now an answer has come from a very unexpected source: clowns. Circus Sarasota clowns Karen Bell and Robin Eurich teach science to […]