Ode to aerial acts: BUST

Pasatiempo - - RANDOM ACTS -

Per­form­ing aerial acts in a cir­cus re­quires tremen­dous strength, fo­cus, and courage. If you can suc­cess­fully — even grace­fully — swing from a trapeze, it’s pos­si­ble you’ll be able to trans­late the com­pli­cated skill set to other con­texts in your life: walk­ing down a dark street un­afraid, mak­ing a re­la­tion­ship or ca­reer change, or even com­ing out of the closet. For 13 years, Wise Fool New Mexico has con­vened its six-cir­cus week BUST camp for women of all ages, sizes, and gen­der pre­sen­ta­tions. At 7:30 p.m. on Fri­day, June 26, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Satur­day, June 27, this sum­mer’s par­tic­i­pants present the cul­mi­na­tion of their new ed­u­ca­tion in Trans­for­ma­tion at the Ar­mory for the Arts Theater (1050 Old Pe­cos Trail). Di­rected by Jas­mine Quin­sier, the cir­cus fea­tures per-skills for­m­ers with in ac­ro­bat­ics, trapeze, stilts, phys­i­cal theater, clown­ing, jug­gling, uni­cy­cle, and hula-hoop. The 25 par­tic­i­pants choreo-smaller graphed the pieces and as­sisted their teach­ers in chore­ograph­ing the larger group acts. One of the per­form­ers plays the cello; oth­ers sing or en­gage in spo­ken-word po­etry. Ad­mis­sion to Trans­for­ma­tion is $10 to $15 on a slid­ing scale ($5 for chil­dren twelve and un­der). Tick­ets are avail­able at the door or at www. brown­pa­pertick­ets.com. — Jen­nifer Levin

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