CirColombia at the New Victory
The New Victory starts its new season this week. I have extolled their virtues many times on these pages and others– I do a lot of reviews of their shows. (Hey, they present lots of great stuff, and they have been giving me tickets to see stuff in hopes I write about it. Perfect system for me! But, gentle readers, rest assured that my opinions are my own, and not influenced by the free nature of the tickets)
They are starting their season this year with a Colombian Youth Circus, Circolombia’s show URBAN. The show (and the company Circolombia) is comprised of graduates of the Colombian Circus School Circo Para Todos, which is the first professional circus school in the world specifically dedicated to disadvantaged children and displaced youths.
Circo Para Todos was established by Circolombia’s director, Felicity Simpson, and has become Colombia’s National Circus School. Circo Para Todos works with young people from the most in-need barrios of the region, allowing them to transcend their difficult backgrounds in the most spectacular way: as world-class artists on stage performing with a volcanic energy that can be felt in the very back row. It is now a key institution in South American and world circus training, and its model has been used to create similar circus schools in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and South Africa. All of Circolombia’s URBAN artists
graduated from Circo Para Todos.
Urban, the show at the New Victory, features mostly teens and early 20’s performers singing, dancing, and performing spectacular circus stunts. I’m going to see it later today, and will report back.
Performance Schedule: 10 performances
Fri 10/12 7pm
Sat 10/13 2pm and 7pm
Sun 10/14 12pm and 5pm
Fri 10/19 7pm
Sat 10/20 2pm and 7pm
Sun 10/21 12pm and 5pm
General Ticket Information
Tickets for URBAN at The New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd Street) cost $25, $18, $12 and $9 for New Victory Members and $38, $28, $18 and $14 for Non-Members based on seat locations.
Theater-goers who buy tickets for three or more New Victory shows qualify for free Membership benefits, including up to 35-percent savings on tickets all season long. To purchase tickets online, visit NewVictory.org, and to purchase by phone, call 646-223-3010. The New Victory Theater box office (209 West 42nd Street) is open Sunday and Monday from 11am-5pm and Tuesday through Saturday from 12pm-7pm.
For more information, visit www.newvictory.org.