3rd National American Youth Circus FestivalKezar Pavilion (755 Stanyan St. San Francisco, CA 94117)
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With the largest cast ever to visit the United States, Cirque Shanghai returns in triumph to Chicago with Cirque Shanghai: Dragon's Thunder, its latest and most dazzling show. Watch some of the finest acrobats in the world leap, tumble and juggle with a flexibility and precision that borders on the unbelievable. The outright daring of acts like "The Chinese Flex Bar" and "Gravity Swings" will take your breath away, while the thunderous beat of the "Dragon Drums" will stir your soul. Back from last year's show are fan-favorite features like the "Wheel of Destiny" as well as Imperial Thunder, China's finest daredevil motorcycle troupe. Be amazed, amused and ultimately enchanted by human skill pushed to the limits and beyond in Cirque Shanghai: Dragon's Thunder. Learn More
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Written on Aug 29 2005
Fascinating to see the range of skills, proficiency, theatricality of young circus performers from across the U.S. The local troupe hosting, San Francisco Circus Center's "San Francisco Circus" was far and away the most sophisticated, professional. East Coast's Circus Smirkus had several outstanding performers and St. Louis' The Arches were dazzling. The enthusiastically responsive audience was fabulous, Kezar Pavilion quite appropriate. Younger, less experienced performers HAVE to have been inspired by peers reaching greater heights. A very happy evening.
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"The AYCO Festival offers a glimpse into the future of Circus.... For anyone who doubts the validity and significance of the youth circus movement in America...the 2005 AYCO Festival will be a real eye opener." -- Spectacle Magazine
Circus Center plays host to the third biennial American Youth Circus Organization (AYCO) Festival, with more than 300 performers and educators from across the country gathering to attend skills workshops, share knowledge, and engage in an open exchange about circus and related arts. On Friday, August 26, and Saturday, August 27, Kezar Pavilion will explode with talent as circus stars of the future, guided by circus stars of the past, entertain audiences at two public performances.
"The American Youth Circus Festival performance is a unique opportunity for Bay Area residents to experience the best that youth circus in America has to offer," says Orlene Gentile, AYCO President and co-director of the 2005 AYCO Festival, with Circus Center's Peggy Ford. "At the Festival performance the audience feels the heart of youth circus and experiences the magic of the circus of tomorrow."
The AYCO Festival culminates with two gala performance evenings featuring the talents of the best youth circus performers from throughout the U.S., representing such esteemed programs as Sailor Circus of Sarasota, Florida; Vermont's Circus Smirkus; Oakland's Prescott Circus Theater; and the San Francisco Circus. The show is titled "Pass It On!" in keeping with this year's Festival theme-- Passing it on: Exploring the past, informing the present, empowering the future. Youth performers from the American Youth
Circus Festival, representing professional, semi-professional, and recreational circus programs from across North America, will present acts that promise to delight even the most discriminating theater-goer.