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NY PREMIERE
Circus: Wandering City
Nov 14—Nov 17, 2018
 
Music

ETHEL
Directed by Grant McDonald

 

They flip, fly, and walk tightropes—then pack up, move on, and do it all over again. In Circus: Wandering City, the adventurous string quartet ETHEL pays tender tribute to the culture that sustained the “Greatest Show on Earth,” which took down its tent for good last year. Using the vast resources of the John and Mable Ringling Museum—including firsthand accounts from contemporary circus performers and archival imagery—the ensemble performs its original score, diving into an overlooked, long stigmatized, and largely immigrant American subculture, whose denizens overcame the odds to swing and soar.

 

Projection design by John Narun
Set design by Jason Ardizzone-West
Costume design by Beth Goldenberg
Lighting design by Oona Curley
Sound design by Stowe Nelson

Co-commissioned by BAM and The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

 
 
RUN TIME
1hr 20min
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TICKETS START AT  $25
 
ACCESSIBILITY
Balcony seating is only accessible by 70 stairs.
 
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Leadership support for music programs at BAM provided by the Baisley Powell Elebash Fund
“In the hands of ETHEL, American music is alive and well.”
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