Acrobatic Conundrum, Seattle’s premier contemporary circus arts company, performs one night only on Friday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish, as part of Whitefish Theatre Company’s performing arts season.
Acrobatic Conundrum aims to create exhilarating ensemble-based performances that engage and amaze audiences. The company blends virtuosic circus skill, dance, mesmerizing juggling acts, and breathtaking aerial acrobatics to create work that is poetic, a little absurd, and deeply relatable.
In their family-friendly show, titled “Love & Gravity,” Acrobatic Conundrum transports audiences to a captivating world seemingly free of the bounds of physics, but not free of the unpredictable struggle for human connection. Writes the Huffington Post, “Everyone in this troupe is a star, and yet each character also steps back to support the others in some feats of daring that left me continually wondering, how can a person do such a thing with their body?”
Acrobatic Conundrum was founded in 2012 by artistic director Terry Crane. The ensemble has produced six shows and has appeared nationally and internationally at such venues as New York City’s SummerStage, the Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Vancouver CircusFest, TEDxRainier, and The Backstreet Festival in Alexandria, Egypt.
The company received the City of Seattle’s CityArtist Projects Award in 2015 and 2017. City Arts Magazine calls Acrobatic Conundrum, “the essence of modern circus: intimate and personal, a combination of impressive physical skills and emotional storytelling.”
Check their website at www.acrobaticconundrum.com for more information.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students with all seats reserved, and may be purchased at the Box Office, 1 Central Ave., Whitefish, or by calling 406-862-5371. Box office hours are from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before the performance. Tickets are also available online at www.whitefishtheatreco.org.