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NY Premiere of "ATTACHED" by Magmanus Gravity-Defying Contemporary Circus

NY Premiere of "ATTACHED" by Magmanus Gravity-Defying Contemporary Circus


NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts


NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
566 LaGuardia Place @ Washington Square
New York, NY 10012


Friday, September 25, 2015 - 8:00pm
Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 8:00pm



NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts will open its 2015-16 season with the New York premiere of Attached by the Swedish Contemporary Circus duo Magmanus, running for  two performances on September 25 and 26, 2015 at 8 pm. There will be a free post-performance discussion with the performers after each performance.

Contemporary circus  performers  Magnus  Bjoru  and  Manu  Tiger  combine  circus,  theater,  interactive  elements  and  lots of Velcro to explore the idea of attachment in its many forms. Surrounded by stadium lighting with various contraptions dotting the stage, the performers’ Velcro-suited bodies make contact and are cleaved apart with the recognizable rip, demonstrating  that everything  and everyone - including the audience - is  attached.

Click link for a video preview: http://www.magmanus.com/shows/attached/

Magmanus is a Swedish circus company founded in 2009 by the Franco-Norwegian duo Manu Tiger (a small  acrobat) and Magnus Bjoru (a large juggler) to spread happiness and inspire audiences to follow their dreams through impressive circus skills, humor and intensive interaction with the audience. The duo has performed in 21 countries and on four continents, in venues ranging from traditional circus tents to festivals and street performances. For more information, visit www.magmanus.com

The Skirball season also includes two additional programs of contemporary circus. Following last season's sold-out festival, Circus Now: International Contemporary Circus Exposure 2016 (January 14-16) will feature new critically-acclaimed international and American companies displaying their cutting edge circus artistry. The award-winning French performance company l'immédiat ends the circus season (March 9 -12) with a beautifully-orchestrated circus-theater work by the renowned performing artist Camille Boitel.

Tickets: Attached will play September 25 and 26 at 8pm. Tickets are $32 - $49 and may be purchased online at www. nyuskirball.com, by phone at 212.998.4941, or in person at the NYU Skirball Center Box Office: Tuesday-Saturday, 12 — 6 pm.  The NYU Skirball Center for th›e Performing Arts is located at 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square, New York, New York 10012.

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for New York University and lower Manhattan. Led by Executive Director Michael Harrington, the NYU Skirball mission is to showcase and support diverse and eclectic talent from around the world, while cultivating audiences for live performance through deeper engagement opportunities. For more information visit: www.nyuskirball.org.

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