Performers to teach circus arts at new facility | Arts & Culture
A new space to teach circus arts skills and hone performers' talents opened in May on the east side.
The Madison Circus Space at on Winnebago Street will host an open house Saturday from 4-7 p.m. Performer and representative of the new space Josh Casey said the idea for the new business stemmed from the desire for a rehearsal place for area talent.
“We had a bunch of … circus arts groups in town -- jugglers, unicyclists, aerialists, hoopers -- and we always dreamed of having one common space for us all to kind of do our thing,” Casey said.
The Madison Circus Space offers a collective of skills in the circus arts, which Casey said can include a variety of things.
"Circus arts [are] a pretty large umbrella of sort of movement-related activities: everything from hoop dance to juggling to hanging from a silk off the ceiling," Casey explained. "There’s a common thread among all of these kinds of activities. It’s good exercise and fun and creative."
Casey said the open house is an invitation for the public to check out what the Circus Space does and for the team to introduce themselves to the city.
At the Saturday event, attendees will be able to experience circus equipment, like the German wheel, try juggling and meet the group.