The circus is coming to town for Saline! Cirque Italia will return to Saline at the Washtenaw County Fairgrounds from September 30 to October 3. While a typical circus may be a series of acts that go one by one with shows of animals, clowns and acrobatics, this circus involves quite a story telling.
“A clown goes fishing and finds a bottle with a map inside a hidden treasure. Then there are pirates who are trying to get the treasure map. So each of the acts, costumes, choreography in the show and sequence of events is very cohesive, ”said Sarah Kessler, public relations and media representative for Cirque Entertainment. “It’s the kind of show that is very intense. There is a lot of public participation. All age groups will appreciate it.
The circus is a little different from its competition. No animals perform in this circus. Instead, the performers dazzle audiences with death-defining stunts above an elevated water reservoir, which is built into the show. If an ordinary circus is like a roller coaster, this circus is like a water roller coaster.
“It creates a very special atmosphere. It creates this beautiful atmosphere, ”said the director of the show, Morgaine Rosenthal. It acts as a setting where “contortionists, jugglers and death-defining circus acts create this magical experience”.
Rosenthal said that one thing that made the show interesting was the intimacy of the performance. She said that because of the way the seats are laid out, the furthest and cheapest seat you can get is only thirty feet from the show.
Adults can enter for $ 20, $ 30, $ 35, or $ 40, depending on the price of the seat you choose to get. Young people enter for $ 10, $ 15, $ 20 or $ 35 each. Adults with disabilities can enter for $ 30 and children with disabilities can enter for $ 15.
The first performance will be departure at 7:30 p.m., Thursday and again Friday. The Saturday shows will begin at 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The last two shows will take place on Sunday, October 3 at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.