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February 11, 2019 - 4:29pm

National Circus Project comes to GCC for one show Feb. 22, six public workshops will be held Feb. 21

posted by Billie Owens in GCC, circus, National Circus Project.

Includes information from Genesee Community College:

The National Circus Project brings its exciting, fun-filled circus performance to Genesee Community College's Stuart Steiner Theatre in Batavia at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22. With juggling, plate spinning, devil stick AKA diabolo, as well as comedy, this performance will encourage audience participation and is full of surprises!

The day before the performance, on Thursday, Feb. 21, the experts from National Circus Project will hold six free workshops, which are also open to the public, at GCC. Please call GCC's box office at (585) 345-6814 for details about the workshop schedule.

Tickets for the family-friendly National Circus Project performance on Friday night are just $8 for adults, and $5 for seniors (55+) and students (16+) and GCC faculty/ staff. GCC students with ID are $3, and GCC alumni with ID will receive a $2 discount on an adult ticket.

To reserve seats, contact the GCC box office at [email protected] or (585) 345-6814.

The Westbury-NY-based National Circus Project is an educational outreach program, an arts-in-education program, a physical education external program, and a cultural arts external program.

According to their website, "Kids love to watch circus, and are very motivated to try the skills we perform. Our workshops are challenging, without being overwhelming or frustrating. This gives students an opportunity to learn patience, self-discipline and good practice habits (while having fun!)."

They say learning circus skills has these benefits:

  • It's noncompetitive
  • It's cost effective
  • It builds self-esteem
  • It teaches cooperation

To find out more about the National Circus Project, click here.

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