Marcus Garvey Park
International Contemporary Circus Festival: Circus Now! AcroArts Productions / Frequently Asked Questions / Hybrid Movement Company / Hosted by Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Acrobats, aerialists, and break dancers; oh my! An exciting evening of artistry, expression, courage, and athleticism await you as some of America's most exciting contemporary circus companies showcase highlights of their best work. It's the circus as you've never seen it, so come ready to pick your jaw off the floor.
Frequently Asked Questions is a company made up of circus friends, classmates and coworkers who share the dream of creating a new American circus company. They are all first generation circus artists, each of whom has their own unique story of how they came to the ring. They share an undying passion for their art and a respect for traditional and contemporary circus, both of which are proudly demonstrated in their creations. This summer marks their inaugural summer tour and debut production: "Now You Know" which draws its inspiration from the company moving from friends to family, learning about one another as each performer tells their individual story.
The human body in motion is a spectacular beauty. Twisted into unique shapes around flowing fabrics, balancing in seemingly impossible positions, dancing through space and responding to changing environments, it finds perplexing and awe inspiring forms. Hybrid Movement Company is a collaborative team committed to the creation of works which touch the heart and awaken the human mind.
Since 1995 the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus has traveled the globe, bringing its unique hybrid of Vaudeville, Circus, Wild West Shows, Burlesque, and Sideshow to theaters, clubs, colleges, and festivals. The company has produced innumerable cabaret shows, custom performances for special audiences, all-ages and family productions, and sophisticated adult shows. Bindlestiff has brought its grand spectacle to hundreds of thousands directly and to over a million people more through television. You can find Bindlestiff Family Cirkus alumni working in theaters, festivals, arts centers, streets, circuses, cruise ships, and carnivals around the world.
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There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.
Marcus Garvey Park (Pool)
The little league comfort station at Marcus Garvey Park is currently closed for reconstruction.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2014
Pelham Fritz Recreation Center
There are reduced hours at NYC Parks' Recreation Centers over the holidays. On Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, Recreation Centers open at the normal time, but close at 5 p.m. On Christmas Day and New Year's Day, Recreation Centers are closed. For more information, please visit the holiday schedule link featured on each Recreation Center's homepage under "Holidays".
Anticipated Completion: 01/01/2015
Marcus Garvey Park Weather
- Walk It Out! Trail Dedicated At Marcus Garvey Park
- Funds Invested To Restore Historic Fire Watchtower
- Funds Allocated To Restore Marcus Garvey Park’s Historic Fire Watchtower - Ribbon is Cut on Morningside Park's 123rd Street Playground
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