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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

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Nik Wallenda Headlines Circus Sarasota

BY DAHLIA GHABOUR — HERALD TRIBUNE: Circus Sarasota is billing its newest show, “Synergy,” as “greater than the sum of its parts.” The show will be headlined by high-wire wizard Nik Wallenda, who is planning a new historic performance… MORE

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Voice of Summer: Ringmistress Bailey Sloan

BY NICK FRIEDMAN – THE OBSERVER:
It’s not quite 10 a.m., but already the Historic Asolo Theater is bustling with activity. The Circus Arts Conservatory opens its 10th annual Summer Circus Spectacular in just more than a week, and the ornate performance space is alive with excitement as performers begin rehearsals…one voice cuts through the commotion. “Ladies and gentlemen,” it booms. “Prepare to be amazed!” The voice — a commanding, articulate presence — belongs to Bailey Sloan, the show’s 18-year-old ringmistress.    MORE

 

 

 

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Summer Circus Spectacular Marks 10th Anniversary

BY DAHLIA GHABOUR — HERALD-TRIBUNE:
Some shows make an appearance once or twice and then disappear into history. Others have become fondly adopted by the community, such as the Summer Circus Spectacular at the Historic Asolo Theater, now celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Since its first performance in 2007, the Summer Circus Spectacular has drawn nearly 130,000 attendees for the family-oriented performances. This year, well-loved acts from prior seasons will be joined by several Sarasota debuts.   MORE

 

 

 

 

 

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The Summer Circus Spectacular Returns To Sarasota

BY MARTY CLEAR — BRADENTON HERALD:
It’s the 10th anniversary of the ‘Summer Circus Spectacular’!
Adam Kuchler is so good at what he does that he works steadily all over the world. He’s spending half of the summer in the sweltering heat of west-central Florida. That, he admits, is kind of a crazy choice for a Milwaukee native who now lives in Brooklyn.

Still, he’s thrilled to have the opportunity. “I didn’t even think about it,” Kuchler said. “As soon as they said ‘Circus Sarasota’ I said ‘I’ll be there.’ ”

Kuchler is one of the stars of this year’s “Summer Circus Spectacular,” which opens June 18 at the Historic Asolo Theater.   MORE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2016 Summer Circus Spectacular 10th Anniversary Event

SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION –
Join The Circus Arts Conservatory and The Ringling on Saturday, June 18th in a special celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Summer Circus Spectacular partnership. Experience the one-hour show in the Historic Asolo Theater at 5pm and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and soft drinks in the Visitors Pavilion of The Ringling afterward from 6-8PM. Tickets are only $50, but are limited. MORE

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Sarasota’s Got It All

By JAN TUCKWOOD – PALM BEACH POST :

Dolly Jacobs soars like a ballerina, three stories up without a net. For years, she starred in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus — flying high, dangling from rings, defying death with every somersault. At 50-something, she still performs. And when her toes touch ground, she’s happy to be home: Sarasota, where she was born and raised and where the spirit of the circus lives. It’s the spirit of Dolly’s father, Lou Jacobs — a clown so famous his face was on a postage stamp…    MORE

 

 

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Photo Gallery – La Cirque Appetit 2016

Photo Gallery – La Cirque Appetit 2016

Chucko with Betty Schoenbaum at La Cirque Appetit 2016

Chucko with Betty Schoenbaum at La Cirque Appetit 2016 – HERALD-TRIBUNE PHOTO

We had a fabulous time hosting our annual La Cirque Appetit fundraising luncheon on April 26, 2016. Over 250 people joined us in the Sailor Circus Arena for presentations from our outreach programs and special guests, performances from some of our Sailor Circus students, and a delicious 3-course meal catered by Michael’s on East. Thank you to all who attended and supported us at La Cirque Appetit 2016 – we look forward to seeing you next season!     (Click for MORE PHOTOS courtesy of Herald-Tribune.)

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Circus Arts Conservatory Goes National

BY ILENE DENTON – SARASOTA MAGAZINE
Circus Sarasota gets invited to the 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C. When the Smithsonian Institution set the theme, “Circus Arts,” for its 50th anniversary Folklife Festival in 2017, it turned to Sarasota’s own Circus Arts Conservatory to bring the sizzle. The Circus Sarasota Big Top will be erected on the National Mall, adjacent to the iconic Smithsonian Castle… MORE

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Sarasota Circus Arts Exhibit Heading to D.C.

BY BILLY COX – HERALD-TRIBUNE:
Sarasota’s Circus Arts Conservatory is set to play the most prestigious venue in its 19-year history — at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in the summer of 2017. As a new partner with the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, the Conservatory’s temporary digs on “America’s front lawn” is expected to draw the attention of as many as 1 million actual and virtual visitors next year.   MORE