Hand to Hand, returns this summer with two weeks of dynamic, socially distanced performances and workshops for the entire family.
After a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic, FringeArts and Circadium School of Contemporary Circus kick off their return to live performance with the third annual Hand to Hand circus festival June 3-13. The two-week-long fest features a mix of socially distanced indoor and outdoor performances and workshops by innovative, local company 3AM Theatre and Philadelphia’s most talented up-and-coming circus artists. Performances and interactive workshops include aerial acrobatics, juggling, tightwire, and more!
“The health and safety of our audiences, artists, and staff remain FringeArts’ greatest concern, and we continue to watch the situation closely,” says FringeArts President Nick Stuccio. “That being said, we’ve eagerly awaited the time when we could come together again and do what we love-connect with another other through live art. With protective measures in place, we are confident in our ability to safely welcome audiences back into our space and excited to experience the joy of live circus as a community.”
The 2021 Hand to Hand lineup both celebrates the return of in-person, communal art and explores how we relate to ourselves and the world around us.
Philadelphia-based multidisciplinary performance company 3AM headlines the festival with Eventide (June 11-13), a tender, multidisciplinary piece that uses expressive movement, object manipulation, and contemporary, surreal scene-setting to expose the challenges we face in relationships with ourselves and others. The piece will be performed live, indoors at FringeArts.
Performed live, indoors at the Circadium School campus, Test Flights (June 3) is a special circus-themed edition of FringeArts’ monthly works-in-progress series Scratch Nights hosted by Zak McAllister and featuring the work of emerging Philadelphia circus artists…
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