Loom Ensemble has produced a show displaying a tapestry of circus talent and drama that delighted its audience. In Olympus, directed and written by co-founder Michael Bauer, the leading gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece show their hubris and open disregard for the human race. Bauer’s script, performed for the first time at Dixon Place in New York City (April 10th-12th), seamlessly weaves together the stories of Hephaestus and Hera, Ares and Aphrodite, and Prometheus making for a moving retelling of a few tales in Greek mythology.
The energetic, mesmeric circus acts woven within-aerial rope act (Sloan Bradford, Hearts of Gold at the West End, Asylum at The Muse), poi spinning (Benjamin E. Oyzon, AlRealistic, Exploding Moment), trick ropes/juggling (Harold Moeller, Britney Spears’ Circus tour, Ringling Bros.), roué Cyr wheel routines (Courtney Giannone, American Ballet Theatre, Team USA Wheel Gymnastics; Randy Kato, Burning Man Fire Conclave; and Michael Bauer, Javert … Read more
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