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Montreal Circus Company Performs to the Limit at the New England Center for Circus Arts

Montreal based acrobatic circus duet Agathe et Adrien is set to wow Brattleboro audiences with their show N.Ormes on Saturday, September 30. Brought to NECCA through a grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts, this extraordinary acrobatic duo will share their show that found acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and the MICC circus festival in Montreal. One show only on Saturday, September 30, 7:30 pm. $15 (under 12/senior), $25 general seating, $35 VIP, under 2 free. Reserve tickets at www.circusschool.org; volunteers receive a free ticket at this link.

Montreal based acrobatic circus duet Agathe et Adrien is set to wow Brattleboro audiences with their show N.Ormes on Saturday, September 30. Brought to NECCA through a grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts, this extraordinary acrobatic duo will share their show that found acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland and the MICC circus festival in Montreal.

“It has become more and more important to us at NECCA that we showcase a wide range of what circus is today,” says Producing Director and NECCA co-Founder, Serenity Smith Forchion. “This show is provocative and important because it pushes the limits and expectations of bodies and gender norms using circus as the medium.”

The acrobatic story features two protagonists and their relationship navigating between complicity and power struggles. The exchange of traditional roles based on size and gender are mixed up and re-explored, like a new language, blurring preconceptions of what our bodies are through what they are capable of.

The duo “Agathe & Adrien” work across continents at the frontiers of circus, dance and theater/performance including as founding members of Acting for Climate.  According to the artists, “Our mission is to create a network of artists and activists to nurture collaboration, equity, and admiration of nature for a sustainable future.” They consider that “As artists, we have the opportunity and responsibility to inspire action, joy and change.”  This perspective is evident in their dynamic, personal and groundbreaking show N.Ormes.

Tired of the obsolete and toxic patterns of male/female relationships present in the circus world today, they combine the codes of circus, contemporary dance and performance art to create a rich, complex acrobatic language, as a part of a feminist approach to redefining standards.

Agathe et Adrien will perform N.Ormes for one show only at NECCA’s Trapezium on Saturday, September 30, 7:30 pm. $15 (under 12/senior), $25 general seating, $35 VIP, under 2 free. Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies. Reserve tickets at www.circusschool.org; volunteers receive a free ticket at this link.

New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA) is an educational center working to provide high quality circus arts training for students and artists while facilitating greater access and programming to everyone. The non-profit organization offers recreational circus classes, pre-professional and professional programs, performances and workshops. Visit online at necenterforcircusarts.org or in person at 10 Town Crier Drive, Brattleboro, VT. 


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