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Circa: Carnival of the Animals

The multi-skilled artists of Australia’s Circa have been pushing the frontier of circus arts for nearly 15 years—blurring the lines of creative movement, dance, and theatre to “redraw the limits to which circus can aspire” (The Age). Camille Saint Saëns’ beloved musical suite, Carnival of the Animals, inspires a theatrical escapade that celebrates creatures of both land and sea with acrobats, singers, musicians, and playful animations that bring to life tumbling kangaroos, juggling zebras, and dinosaurs that rock and roll.

Recommended for ages 3 and up

In Circa's first Krannert Center encounter, it will dazzle audiences with two programs—Carnival of the Animals, and for adult audiences, Humans.

Patron Co-sponsors

  • Martha & Thom Moore
  • Clarette & Zvi Ritz
  • Carol & Ed Scharlau
  • Trent Shepard
  • Anonymous

Corporate and Community Silver Sponsors

  • Blossom Basket
  • Comfort Suites

Corporate and Community Bronze Sponsor

  • Hendrick House/Hendrick House Catering

With deep gratitude, Krannert Center thanks all Patron Sponsors and Corporate and Community Sponsors.

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Event Details

Tryon Festival Theatre
Su Nov 04, 2018 - 3:00pm
Pick Five+: 28 / SC 23 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Single: 30 / SC 25 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10