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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Circus comes to town

Photo courtesy of Circo Aereo.
Circo Aereo, a circus group from Finland, will perform tonight in the de Jong Concert Hall..
By Carmen Dunford- Mon, 02/14/2011
Finnish circus, French juggling and flying high are what make the act “Espresso” the epitome of circus.
Circo Aereo, a contemporary circus group from Finland, will perform tonight in the de Jong Concert Hall. The show begins at 7:30 and tickets range from $11 to $21 for students.
Maksim Komaro, director, said in an e-mail the show will feature many ideas and genres of circus.
“We have a bit of everything,” Komaro said. “Vaudeville, traditional circus, street show, more contemporary ideas of circus; it’s a bit of a strange mix, but it hopefully comes together by the end.”
Jeff Martin, arts manager at BYU, said the show is a throwback to old-time traditional circus about comedy, physicality and juggling.
“I think people will be impressed with their level of skill,” Martin said. “I think it’s just something that people don’t get to see very often, so it will be kind of a fun opportunity to experience another culture.”
The group, formed in 1996, features four performers that have different backgrounds. Komaro said the others have studied in circus schools and have background in juggling. Komaro is self-taught, his love of circus stemming from when he saw an American magician on TV at age 5.
“I was hooked ever since,” Komaro said. “It started literally as child’s play for me, turned into a hobby and eventually into my profession. Magic, juggling and circus have been my passion and I have found my wife and most of my friends through this world.”
Komaro’s wife is an aerial acrobat and he said their 2-year-old son is obsessed with juggling and performing and plays that way all day long.
BYU will be the first stop on Circo Aereo’s tour to the United States.
“‘Espresso’ is a high-speed ride through the labyrinth of the history of circus,” according to program information. “The kind of voyage where one’s gaze can only grasp images, glimmers of light and movement.”

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