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American Dream: One Clown’s Love Affair with Capitalism

Artivism Dance Theatre & Commonwealth Circus Center

Details

Categories: Theater, Circus, Dance

Dates: September 6, 2023 - September 7, 2023

Run Time: 60 mins

Venue: The Icebox Project Space

Overview

Join Commonwealth Circus Center and Artivism Dance Theatre for this circus and dance extravaganza. You watch the classic American dream as it plays out for one young clown on the heels of entering the job market for the first time. Oh, how the world spins in bombastic and brutally unfair ways for even folks who are efforting hard. Isn’t it a meritocracy anymore? If only she knew. Watch the story unfold with music, dancing, and yes, a little bit of mayhem, ahem, circus.

Performed by: Alex Oliva, Eris Prescott, Madyson Barbain, Arouna Guindo Leah Abel, Mandy Hackman, and Ezra Quinlan.

Directed by Sophia Herscu & Sophia Rabinovitz

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A Bit About Artivism:
Artivism Dance Theatre is a collective of artists dedicated to bringing awareness to social issues through art.

We tell our own stories in an effort to reach across divisions, find commonality, and spark change. We prioritize communication of social message over esoteric performance, often using multimedia techniques in our work. We believe that art, and specifically movement, can communicate perspective and experience across gaps in culture, language, and tradition that might otherwise remain unreachable.

The collaborative is comprised of dance professionals with years of experience in both performance and instruction. Trained in a great variety of techniques, Artivism’s repertoire displays the expertise of company members ranging from movements of the African diaspora to the Ballet. We believe in the power of movement to transform our health, our lives, and our communities.

A Bit About C3: We are the one-room circus schoolhouse in Jamaica Plain dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where we bring people together to learn, self-express, and create through the joy and challenge of circus arts. We say YES to creativity, collaboration, and community! It’s never too late to run away to the circus in JP. In 2022 we started looking for m

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A Bit About Artivism:
Artivism Dance Theatre is a collective of artists dedicated to bringing awareness to social issues through art.


We tell our own stories in an effort to reach across divisions, find commonality, and spark change. We prioritize communication of social message over esoteric performance, often using multimedia techniques in our work. We believe that art, and specifically movement, can communicate perspective and experience across gaps in culture, language, and tradition that might otherwise remain unreachable.


The collaborative is comprised of dance professionals with years of experience in both performance and instruction. Trained in a great variety of techniques, Artivism's repertoire displays the expertise of company members ranging from movements of the African diaspora to the Ballet. We believe in the power of movement to transform our health, our lives, and our communities.


A Bit About C3: We are the one-room circus schoolhouse in Jamaica Plain dedicated to creating an inclusive environment where we bring people together to learn, self-express, and create through the joy and challenge of circus arts. We say YES to creativity, collaboration, and community! It's never too late to run away to the circus in JP. In 2022 we started looking for more opportunities to create circus shows with students and staff so that the Boston community could have more exposure to what circus performance is and can be! We've never looked back since.

Credits

  • Alex OlivaCast Member
  • Leah AbelCast Member
  • Mandy HackmanCast Member
  • Sophia HerscuCo-Director
  • Sophia RabinovitzCo-Director
  • Eris PrescottCast Member
  • Madyson BarbainCast Member
  • Arouna GuindoCast Member
  • Jen EnderTech Lead
  • Ezra QuinlanCast Member
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