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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