,

New Heights For Sailor Circus Performers

BY BERKLEY MASON — OBSERVER GROUP: When Lakewood Ranch’s Alyssa Nucci was performing aerial acts, such as hanging from silks, a year ago in the Sailor Circus Academy’s spring performance, she wanted to reach new heights. This year, she will, literally. Nucci, a freshman at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Bradenton, will be part of Sailor Circus Academy’s four-person, flying trapeze act in the spring performance… MORE

,

Sailor Circus Presents ‘Once Upon a Circus’

BY WAYNE TATANGELO — HERALD-TRIBUNE: Sailor Circus will bring fairy tales to life with its 68th annual spring performance “Once Upon a Circus.” Known around the world as “The Greatest ‘Little’ Show on Earth,” the youth circus members (ages 8 to 18) have been practicing their routines for months gearing up for this production that uses over 800 costumes and music from many animated classics including “Cinderella,” “Fantasia,” and “Beauty and the Beast.” MORE

,

Once Upon a Circus

SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES — Sailor Circus, known worldwide as “The Greatest ‘Little’ Show on Earth,” will delight audiences with its 68th annual spring performance Once Upon a Circus, centered around fairy tales and timeless stories coming to life. The show will feature new acts and other acts that have not been performed for several years including the aerial cradle, shoot thru ladder and low casting. The youth circus artists range from ages 8 to 18 and have been practicing their routines for months. MORE

,

Sailor Circus Returns For Spring Performance

BY ZACH SHAPIRO — ABC 7 My Suncoast: The 68th annual Sailor Circus spring performance is upon us. This year’s production, Once Upon a Circus, centers around fairy tales with music from famous animated classics. It will run at Sailor Circus Arena from April 11-15, 2017 with performances every day… MORE

,

In the Spotlight Cirque Des Voix 2017

BY LINDA CARSON — ABC 7 MY SUNCOAST: Cirque des Voix is like nothing else you will see under a circus tent. “This show is very different because we’ve got live musicians, we have a choir of 180 voices, the energy is stupendous, epic , every time we do this I get goose bumps,” says Pedro Reis, Founder and CEO of Circus Arts Conservatory. MORE

, ,

Aerialist Dolly Jacobs Flies To World Premiere Music

BY JAY HANDELMAN — HERALD-TRIBUNE: This year’s performances [of Cirque des Voix] mark…something of a test run for shows that Key Chorale and Circus Sarasota will present in Washington, D.C., this summer as part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. It also marks the world premiere of “Arise,” a piece commissioned by frequent Key Chorale collaborator Ola Gjeilo, a Norwegian composer, to accompany performances by aerialists Dolly Jacobs and Rafael Palacios. MORE

, ,

Cirque des Voix: Circus of the Voices

SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION — The Circus Arts Conservatory (CAC) and Key Chorale present an artistic experience like no other in Cirque des Voix: Circus of the Voices. This spectacular production beautifully intertwines wondrously engaging circus arts entertainment, by world-renowned circus artists with live choral music, and a 30-piece orchestra performing music from classical and famous composers. MORE

,

Rowlett Academy’s 1st Grade Circus

BY SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION: The Circus Arts Conservatory and 160 first grade students from Rowlett Academy for Arts and Communication presented Rowlett Academy for Arts and Communication 1st Grade Circus on February 28 at the Circus Sarasota Big Top. Since the beginning of January students have been working on circus-related activities in language arts, math and science as well as working with the Circus Arts Conservatory Teaching Artists to build a circus presented at the Big Top… MORE

The Circus Proves the Show Must Go On

BY KAY KIPLING — SARASOTA MAGAZINE: Considering the horrible accident that befell members of the Wallenda family troupe last week, you might have figured that this 20th anniversary edition of Circus Sarasota, titled “Synergy,” would not take place as planned…But then you wouldn’t understand very much about the mindset of circus folk… MORE

,

Circus Review – Thrilling Wallenda Act

BY JAY HANDELMAN — HERALD-TRIBUNE: A sense of awe washes over you watching Nik Wallenda and the Fabulous Wallendas take to the high wire at the conclusion of “Synergy,” the 20th anniversary production of Circus Sarasota under the big top at University Town Center mall… MORE