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Magmanus Contempory Circus at NYU Skirball, Sept. 25-26

by Helene Davis
September 17, 2015
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU
566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Sq South)
New York, NY 10012
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts will open its 2015-16 season with the New York premiere of Attached by the Swedish Contemporary Circus duo Magmanus, running for two performances on September 25 and 26, 2015 at 8 pm. There will be a free post-performance discussion with the performers after each performance.

Contemporary circus performers Magnus Bjøru and Manu Tiger combine circus, theater, interactive elements and lots of Velcro to explore the idea of attachment in its many forms. Surrounded by stadium lighting with various contraptions dotting the stage, the performers' Velcro-suited bodies make contact and are cleaved apart with the recognizable rip, demonstrating that everything and everyone—including the audience—is attached.

Click link for a video preview:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvHY9gGh1Q0

Magmanus is a Swedish circus company founded in 2009 by the Franco-Norwegian duo Manu Tiger (a small acrobat) and Magnus Bjoru (a large juggler) to spread happiness and inspire audiences to follow their dreams through impressive circus skills, humor and intensive interaction with the audience. The duo has performed in 21 countries and on four continents, in venues ranging from traditional circus tents to festivals and street performances. For more information, visit www.magmanus.com

The Skirball season also includes two additional programs of contemporary circus. Following last season's sold-out festival, Circus Now: International Contemporary Circus Exposure 2016 (January 14-16) will feature new critically-acclaimed international and American companies displaying their cutting edge circus artistry. The award-winning
French performance company l'immédiat ends the circus season (March 9 -12) with a beautifully orchestrated circus-theater work by the renowned performing artist Camille Boitel.

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for New York University and lower Manhattan. Led by Executive Director Michael Harrington, the NYU Skirball mission is to showcase and support diverse and eclectic talent from around the world, while cultivating audiences for live performance through deeper engagement opportunities. For more information visit: www.nyuskirball.org.

Tickets: Attached will play September 25 and 26 at 8 pm. Tickets are $32 - $49 and may be purchased online at www.nyuskirball.org, by phone at 212.998.4941, or in person at the NYU Skirball Center Box Office: Tuesday-Saturday, 12 – 6 pm.The NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is located at 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square, New York, New York 10012.
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