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Nimble Art’s Circus, New London Waterfront
August 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Jacques Rapide, Paris Times Nimble Arts Circus will present two FREE performances at 4 & 6:30 PM on Parade Plaza, in downtown New London, Connecticut on August 5, 2018.
Make a full family afternoon of it in downtown New London on Sunday, August 6th, when the City of New London presents the renowned Nimble Arts Summer Circus, on New London’s Parade Plaza, with FREE performances at 4 and 6:30 PM. Back for a 9th year, this circus troupe has become an annual New London summer happening. Smart, funny, sophisticated, Nimble Arts will surprise you with their internationally award-winning circus arts: trapeze, juggling, comedy, acrobatics, with new acts this year. Prepare to be amazed
Nimble Arts Summer Circus was founded by award-winning aerialists Elsie & Serenity Smith, formerly of Cirque du Soleil. Identical twins specializing in aerial acrobatics, their teaching & performing backgrounds include a 4-year tour on Cirque du Soleil’s Saltimbanco, as well as Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus, Circus of the Kids, the New Pickle Circus, Pilobolus, the Actor’s Gym, Circus Juventus, Umo Ensemble & Canopy Aerial Dance Studio. As performers they present a duo trapeze and duo fabric act, as well as various solos on aerial apparatus. Serenity also performs a partner handbalancing act with her husband, Bill Forchion. Bill, besides performing with Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Bros., & The Pickle Family Circus, has an extensive career as a stunt man and actor in film & television.
In 2003 the sisters founded NIMBLE ARTS their Vermont based trapeze & circus school that transitioned into the New England Center for Circus Arts in 2007. Among honors as performers and businesswomen, the sisters won a business plan competition in 2006 for their work with Nimble Arts within the Brattleboro community and have been invited to arts & business consultations with Governor Jim Douglas.
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