Circo Aereo, an international circus cabaret from Finland, in collaboration with Les Objets Volants of France, performs at Staller Center’s Main Stage on Friday, November 13, at 8:00 pm. The performance, Espresso, is in the great tradition of European circus and street theater. Four performing artists provide a high-speed ride through a labyrinth that explores the history of the circus. Juggling, dance, and aerial performance come together in playful and surprising scenes complete with music, props, and costumes.
Maksim Komaro, artistic director and circus artist from Finland, has worked as a circus trainer around the world. Juggler Denis Paumier from France is the director of Les Objets Volants, which specializes in the art of juggling. Antoni Klemm of France and Germany is a juggler and actor, and Sanna Silvennoinen of Finland is a dance and circus artist who is also the choreographer for Circo Aereo. Jani Nuutinen is the stage designer and second artistic director. Espresso was first performed in Espoo City Theatre, Finland, in February 2006. It has been presented throughout France, in Switzerland, and at the Damascus Opera House in Syria. It is the first time the company is touring the U.S.
Tickets are $34 with discounts available for students and seniors. To order, visit www.stallercenter.com or call the Staller Center Box Office at 632-ARTS.