Contemporary Circus | Friday, Apr 15, 2016 | 7:30 PM | $Free
The next installment of BlackRock’s multi-year commitment to contemporary circus will take you Beyond the Tent for an insider look at this art form in an intimate, informal setting. This is a rare opportunity to learn more about contemporary circus from two experienced international artists who are at the top of their field.
In this special in-studio evening, circus artists from the leading company in Sweden, Cirkus Cirkör, will offer a free Lecture-Demonstration. Alex Weibel and Aino Ihanainen will demonstrate some of their specialties (handstands, pair acrobatics, slack-line, balancing, and juggling), offer insights into their daily training, answer questions about contemporary circus, and talk about their journey to performing professionally. They may teach you a trick or two and inspire you to run away with the circus yourself!
Alex Weibel, assisted by Aino Inhainen, will be leading workshops in their fine-tuned specialties to teaching professionals and circus artists in the DC-Baltimore area. They are instructors and performers affiliated with Cirkus Cirkör, the premiere contemporary circus in Sweden. Cirkus Cirkör’s mission and vision are to change the world through Contemporary Circus. They were the first modern circus group in Scandinavia to offer extensive education courses in circus arts, as well as using circus as a teaching tool for young students, elderly adults and students on the autism spectrum. These events are presented in partnership with the Embassy of Sweden, with support from the Swedish Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.