The circus from town is coming to town! The Squirm Burpee Circus: A Vaudevillian Melodrama features Denver's own Handsome Little Devils Productions. Starting October 16, this troupe will be offering its memorizing cirque/vaudevillian act at the Lone Tree Arts Center. "We call it a vaudevillian melod ... More >>
Want to take a trip to a mystical island that is ruled by the Moon? You only have to go as far the Pepsi Center parking lot for this adventure, because the latest Cirque Du Soleil traveling show, Amaluna, opens there tonight. Celebrating its one-year anniversary -- which is young for a Cirque show - ... More >>
Yesterday on the Pepsi Center grounds, Cirque Du Soleil raised its blue and yellow Big Top tent in advance of its latest show, Amaluna, which debuts on July 18. The Big Top is nineteen meters high and has a diameter of 51 meters. It will be secured to the ground with 550 pegs. Once it is completely ... More >>
The free, Outdoor Family Film Series at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will start off with a bang this summer, when David "The Bullet" Smith Jr. launches himself into the sky with his human cannon. The Alamo Drafthouse is an eat-and-drink movie theater that usually only allows patrons eighteen or older ... More >>
In each piece of theater she creates, Betsy Tobin tries to find an unusual way to present her work. For her newest show, METAPHOR, she delves into the complicated realm of relationships using circus arts, puppetry, video projects and more to portray the tangled webs woven by human interaction. In a ... More >>
Has the calm before the edible storm that is Thanksgiving got you down in the dumps? Revolution Circus, a huge compendium of bands, freaks, sideshow acts, burlesque girls, body painters, acrobats, tatto artists, belly dancers, hoopers and other circusy things will take over City Hall for a many-leve ... More >>
The Cirque du Soleil model seems calculatedly designed to turn you around by the time the show ends, no matter how cynical you thought you were when it started: Its startling spectacle -- from the beautiful costumes and lighting to the way it celebrates the incredible strength of the human body -- j ... More >>
From November 7-11, Cirque du Soleil's roving band of international artists and acrobats is taking over the 1STBANK Center for the multi-dimensional show Quidam. Show and Tell was lucky enough to catch opening night, and we'll share more about that soon. In the meantime, go backstage with the troupe ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, Avery Workman, a sixteen-year-old youth circus performer from Elbert County who vanished off the 16th Street Mall, was found safe. But while media reports like this one suggest she ran away, the folks behind the Facebook page that coordinated the search for her insist she was dru ... More >>
Cirque du Soleil's Dralion show opened last night at the 1STBANK Center, but before the show opened, photographer Javid Rezvani spent the afternoon with the performers and crew of the show. More photos below.
It had been far too long since any literal juggling was done in the Westword conference room, so when the offer came down to see Cirque du Soleil Dralion juggler Vladik Miagkostupov perform in person, we welcomed it with open, uncoordinated arms.
In the words of the immortal Mike Reno, we're all working for the weekend. Over the past few days, Westworders documented how that effort paid off in Denver at our slide show page and Show and Tell, Cafe Society and Backbeat Online blogs. Look below to see samples featuring Big Gigantic, food porn s ... More >>
In the beginning, Michael Hancock had a very good start to Thursday: Coming off a smooth performance in a bumpy mayoral debate, he survived an appearance on Peter Boyles's show and then learned he was ahead of Chris Romer in two polls -- one by RBI, one by his own pollster. But then the crea ... More >>
That daring young man...It was 1867 when British singer George Leybourne wrote of "that daring young man on the flying trapeze," a paean to the great 19th-century French trapeze artist Jules Léotard, who's been credited as being the first circus trapeze act ever. Léotard, no doubt, was wel ... More >>
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Where would PETA wash their cars? The elephant seen in the photograph above squints his eye and squeals in pain from the burning caused by the car wash cleaning solution. The sign graces the Jumbo Car Wash, which was named after the first elephant purchased by P.T. Barnum (in 1882), and is lo ... More >>
P.T. Barnum."There's a sucker born every minute," P.T. Barnum supposedly said That includes all those suckers who still believe the stories about how Barnum, the founder of the Greatest Show on Earth, which rolled into town yesterday, called Denver home over a century ago.
Now, in the center ring, Denver mayor John Hickenlooper is about to get a chance to show mercy to elephants -- even if, as the Democratic candidate for governor, Hickenlooper has Republicans on the run in Colorado (with a major assist from the sideshow of Tom Tancredo's candidacy).
Wednesday, January 20, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
The Cirque is back in town.
The Peking Acrobats put on an age-old show.
Frequent Flyer Productions embraces the dark side.