Canton Brothers Featured in WGBH Circus Documentary
Jacob and Nate Sharpe appear in "Circus Dreams" to be aired on WGBH this Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
April 19, 2012
A new documentary "Circus Dreams" follows the juggling dreams of Canton brothers Jacob and Nate Sharpe and the dreams of other young circus performers.
WGBH will show "Circus Dreams" on World Circus Day, April 21, with repeat broadcasts on April 22, 24 and 25.
The documentary captures the teamwork and deep friendships at Circus Smirkus, the acclaimed Vermont-based youth circus, as the cast readies a brand-new show and takes it on the road for 70 performances in 14 towns over seven weeks. From the grueling training and rigorous rehearsals to the emotional final show of the season, "Circus Dreams" documents a magical summer for a group of extraordinary young people.
The magnetic supporting cast includes death-defying aerialists and two brothers on a quest to become the best diabolo jugglers in the world. We won’t reveal whether Nate and Jacob made it - you have to watch the film – but we will share that they went on to win multiple awards at one of the most prestigious circus competitions in the world: Le Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris.
They also both graduated from MIT. Nate is now a design engineer while Jacob is performing with Les Septs Doigts de la Main circus company in their Berlin-based show LOFT.
Fun for the whole family – and a must-see for circus enthusiasts – Circus Dreams is an entertaining and inspiring testament to the power of youthful dreams.
Join in the circus merriment when Circus Dreams is broadcast on WGBH 2 on World Circus Day, April 21, at 10pm. Circus Dreams will repeat on Sunday, April 22, at 10:30 am and then will show again multiple times on WGBH WORLD on April 24 and 25. Visit http://www.wgbh.org for broadcast details. To learn more about the film, please visit www.circusdreams.net.