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Thursday, June 17, 2010

SUMMER CIRCUS IN SARASOTA

Summer circus treat at the Historic Asolo
By JANUARY HOLMES - jholmes@bradenton.com

Circus is a universal language.
No matter how you say it — cirque, circo, cirkus — once the lights dim and the ringmaster takes center stage, no interpretation is needed. Unless someone doesn’t understand the concept of fun.
The Ringling Museum of Art, in partnership with Circus Sarasota, presents what the world loves about the circus arts through “Circus, Cirque, Circo: A Family Tradition” beginning Wednesday at the Historic Asolo Theater.
It’s basically circus international,” aerial artist Dolly Jacobs, who will be one of the highlights of the show, said of the summer event. “The circus is my life. It’s one of the oldest forms of family entertainment. . . . You can bring your grandparents, your parents, your kids, your grandkids. You can all go together and enjoy it. It’s a very important part of Americana, but it’s worldwide.”
This will be the fourth summer Circus Sarasota has been featured at the intimate theater.
The one-hour show, which runs through Aug. 1, includes a hula hoop artist and a balancing/contortion act.
There’s also the award-winning, high energy of the Dancing Gauchos, who use fire, whips, percussion and more. Plus, the world’s greatest 12-year-old juggler, Ty Tojo

Read more: http://www.bradenton.com/2010/06/17/2367437/summer-circus-treat-at-the-historic.html#ixzz0r6SarItS

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