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The Enchanted Forest
August 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hercinia Arts Collective in collaboration with Seeking Giants Collective and SoCirC presents The Enchanted Forest, a free circus show combining aerial acrobatics and stilt dance, along with a community circus workshop for all ages.
The Enchanted Forest uses aerial arts, stilt dance, character performance and physical theatre to weave together a fantastical visual tale. As the light of Summer begins to fade, two forest spirits gather in a city park to help three Birds with their seasonal transition. While all three birds must molt their summer feathers for a fresh shiny pair to prepare for migration, the youngest is just learning how to fly with the group, while the oldest prepares for what will likely be her last flight. In a sacred space held by the quiet wisdom of the trees, the Birds each find their path ahead through dazzling displays of flight. These free shows will be open to the public and will take place August 23-27, 2023 each evening at 6:30pm at Flagstaff Park.
Community members of all ages will have the opportunity to join social circus ambassadors SoCirC for a free workshop at 5:30pm before each show where they will be introduced to juggling, object manipulation, partner balancing and acrobatics. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to perform their newfound skills alongside professional circus artists from Hercinia Arts Collective in our Enchanted Forest show.