The Picklewater Free Circus Festival
The Picklewater Free Circus Festival brings back free circus to Bay Area Families throughout July at San Francisco's Union Square.
Presented by Union Square Live, The Picklewater Free Circus Festival returns for its fifth year at Union Square. The Picklewater Free Circus Festival is a free festival of circus arts featuring some of the best in Circus Arts from around the bay area, the festival will entertain and inspire bay area families while celebrating the rich tradition of circus in San Francisco and around the bay.
Presented on Sundays July 8th, July 15th, July 22nd and July 29th, the Picklewater Free Circus Festival returns to Union Square. Offering a mix of professional and student performers, free circus lessons and spectacular shows filled with danger, excitement, laughter and awe, the festival celebrates the long rich tradition of Circus Arts in the bay area.
San Francisco has along rich tradition of circus arts, producing some of the greatest circus artists in the world today, with hundreds of performers living and studying here in the bay area. The Picklewater Free Circus Festival, was founded 5 years ago by Abraham Dover, local clown and circus producer, who wanted to celebrate the history and future of circus around the Bay, while providing free and low cost entertainment to Bay Area families.
The Festival is sponsored by MJM Management Group, San Francisco Parks Trust, the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, and Picklewater Circus.
The Picklewater Free Circus Festival will be presented as part of the
2012 Union Square Live concert season at 2 pm on the Union Square main stage.
For More information Visit www.picklewater.com
Admission to all shows is free.
The Festival Program follows;
Presscott Circus Theatre
Pi, the Physical Comedy Troupe
Thomas Truman John
Coventry and Kaluza
Sardine Family Circus
About the Prescott Circus
Each year, over 170 children work with professional artists to develop physical circus skills such as juggling, acrobatics, improvisation, balancing, unicycling, stilting, hip hop dance, hambone body percussion, and clowning. An emphasis on cultural connections within the program's curriculum and structure is valued and included.
Students also learn about performance art, including creative expression, stage presence, production, and theatre vocabulary.
Training programs are offered free of charge and almost exclusively to low income children. This program is supported by grants, donations, and performance fees. The Oakland Unified School District provides in-kind support.
About Circus Bella
Circus Bella is an open air, one-ring circus featuring contemporary, high-level acts set to an original score performed by live musicians.
David Hunt and Abigail Munn created Circus Bella in the spring of 2008 to respond to a shared dream for accessible and high quality circus in the San Francisco Bay Area. Circus Bella's mission is to create a one-ring circus that uplifts diverse audiences, engages community, and challenges its artists. We put homegrown circus back into the ring, creating productions that are accessible, festive, and inspiring. The company operates as a director led ensemble that strives to uphold leadership practices that maintain business, creative, and interpersonal integrity. Circus Bella values the work of its artists and believes this should be reflected in respect and monetary compensation. Circus Bella values the public, our audience, as the ultimate reason for why we exist.
About the Sardine Family Circus
A family business, passed down through the generations, more than 80 years in the making, and having just completed a national tour of all
50 states, the young British siblings of the Sardine Family Circus have trod the sawdust circus rings across the world. A favorite of Kings and heads of state, the Sardine Family Circus present a wild, unbelievable acrobatic comedy circus show perfected over years of intense training and performance and return to the Picklewater Free Circus Festival for the third year in a row.
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