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Missed Connections is a full length circus show exploring human relationships gone awry through aerial dance, juggling and more!
Missed Connections is a full length circus show exploring human relationships gone awry through aerial dance, juggling and more!
43 backers pledged $1,600 to help bring this project to life.

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THE SHOW

Missed Connections is a full length circus show of original material, which will be performed in New Haven, Connecticut in early June, 2012. With stories drawn from the darkest corners of craigslist.org to the chaos of Bradley International Airport, Missed Connections explores human relationships gone awry through aerial dance, juggling, trapeze, hoop diving, hand balancing and more.

The circus scene in Connecticut has been taking off over the past few years; it seems like there are great variety shows and performances happening nearly every month. However, despite the plethora of creative and talented people in the area, there has yet to be a full length ensemble show produced by local performers.

Missed Connections will be that show.

In addition to the cohesive plot and ensemble acts, Missed Connections seeks to push the skill level of circus performance in New Haven to a new height. The show features a cast of five of the most talented and diverse performers in Connecticut. Missed Connections has been put together to allow each of the performers to showcase more than just a single facet of their skill repertoire.

THE FUNDS

This show is one hundred percent a labor of love, and all the money raised from this Kickstarter will go towards show expenses such as renting the theater space, fabric for costumes and the materials for our custom made, hand built hoop diving hoops. Our $1200 goal is the bare minimum monetary requirement to make this show happen. 

However, if we can raise more we can cover things like printing programs, posters, postcards, and other advertising materials; we'll be able to pay a sound technician, and get someone to run the house. Any money left over after that will put towards future shows!

THE TEAM

Missed Connections is a project spearheaded by the circus duo Soviet Bloc Party from Torrington, Connecticut. The cast is made up of: Allison (trapeze, stilts), Ethan (hand balancing, acrobatics), Nick (juggling, partner acrobatics), Stacey (aerial silks, partner acrobatics, juggling), Xaq (juggling, juggling, and more juggling).

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    We will pet Tesla, the circus dog, once in your honor! Pus a kick ass Soviet Bloc Party sticker (or two)!

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    A Soviet Bloc Party sticker, a show postcard, and a thank you on our facebook page!

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    A ticket to the show for Friday, June 8th, 8:00 pm!
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    A ticket to the show for Saturday, June 9th, 2:00 pm!
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    For those who can't be there--a digital download of the show in video form.
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    A front row seat to the show (date of your choice), plus a Soviet Bloc Party sticker, a show postcard, and a thank you on our facebook page!

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    Some Soviet Bloc Party swag - a show poster, plus a Soviet Bloc Party sticker, a show postcard, and a thank you on our facebook page! And your name goes in our program.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Stacey will bake and then ship you some delicious cookies from scratch!
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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    A 2 hour private circus lesson for you and a friend from Soviet Bloc Party at our Torrington studio! Can be in juggling, trapeze, silks, aerial hoop, hula hooping, or flexibility.
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    Dinner at York Street Noodle House with the cast of Missed Connections!
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    A home cooked dinner (by Stacey, not Nick) at the home base of Soviet Bloc Party! Delicious!
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    A circus act performed by a member of Soviet Bloc Party at your next party (within 4 hours of New Haven, some restrictions apply)!
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    Your choice: a 30 minute fire show OR circus show performed by Soviet Bloc Party at your next party (within 4 hours of New Haven, some restrictions apply)!
    Plus a show poster, a Soviet Bloc Party sticker, a show postcard, and a thank you on our facebook page! And your name goes in our program.

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