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"CircOddyssey," is the culmination of the Circus Project's yearlong performance workshop in circus arts for homeless and at-risk youth.
"CircOddyssey," is the culmination of the Circus Project's yearlong performance workshop in circus arts for homeless and at-risk youth.
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What do you get when you take a group of street kids, match them with some of the world's most accomplished coaches in aerial, acrobatic, and theatre arts, and bring them together for 9 months of intensive training to co-create an original production?  

You get a groundbreaking show that challenges our stereotypes of homeless youth and our assumptions about human potential.  On December 1, 2011, the Circus Project's Intensive Training Company will premiere their original show, CircOddyssey, at the Circus Project Community Showcase in the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon.  

CircOddyssey is the result of a yearlong intensive training program designed specifically for homeless and at-risk youth. The purpose of the Intensive Training Company is to utilize circus arts to give homeless, underprivileged, and otherwise disengaged youth the skills and motivation to transform their lives.

Directed by Jenn Cohen and Tracy Broyles, "CircOddyssey," draws from ancient Greece with a modern spin to convey the timeless story of discovery, triumph, and homecoming.  Guest artists including NANDA will augment the showcase with epic performances.  Sliding scale ticket prices ensure equal accessibility to audience members regardless of economic status.

With your help, we can get homeless youth off of the streets and into the air! 

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    Our deepest gratitude and the opportunity to be a part of a truly life-changing project.

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    The above, plus a special thank you letter with original art from the members of the 2011 Intensive Training Company and the stars of CircOddyssey.

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    All of the above plus 2 tickets to the Circus Project Community Showcase performance of CircOddyssey on December 1 at the Portland Art Museum.

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    All of the above, plus a copy of the 2011 benefit performance poster for CircOddyssey, autographed by the 2011 Training Company members and Circus Project Director, Jenn Cohen.

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    All of the above, plus a DVD of CircOddyssey, including a question & answer session with the 2011 Training Company.

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    All of the above, plus a backstage rehearsal tour of the making of CircOddyssey in Portland, Oregon.

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    All of the above, plus a hard copy of a Circus Project Memoire, created by a Circus Project Training Company member and Legacy Preservation Society, with an autographed thank you note from the Training Company author.

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    All of the above plus a two hour private aerial class at the Circus Project for up to 5 people (ages 6 - 100) at the Circus Project's training space in Portland, Oregon.

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    All of the above plus 2 tickets to the 2011 benefit performance of CircOddyssey on December 2, 2011, complete with a 3 course dinner and silent & live auction.

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    All of the above plus a table for 10 at the 2011 benefit performance of CircOddyssey on December 2, 2011, complete with a 3 course dinner and silent and live auction.

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