The Circus is Coming!


Coated presented by Open Ring Circus: work in progress showing

Thursday May 2nd, 8pm

Dragon’s Egg Studio

Open Ring Circus is currently in residency at the Dragon’s Egg Studio and will be presenting the first draft of their new show on Thursday May 2nd at 8pm in the Dragon’s Egg Studio. Everyone is welcome and feedback is encouraged. The Hartford Circus Fire project is a commemorative exploration of the 1944 circus fire. Our work delves into its historical impact and its relationship to our modern experience of tragic events. Through the lens of contemporary circus, we endeavor to honor the contributions and significance of the traditional traveling circus in American culture. We will juxtapose live circus-theatre performance, video projection, and audio collage to weave a multimedia story that memorializes the past and prompts discussion of the future. Our show will explore the moments leading up to the fire, the fire itself, the community response in the aftermath, and the ripple effect of the event’s historical legacy. This project is supported by the Connecticut Arts Council, Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, Dragon’s Egg Studio and Fractured Atlas.

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