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Nimble Art Circus New London
August 4, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Nimble Arts Circus will be held on State Street in New London on August 4th. Performances will be held at 4 pm and 6:30 pm.
Make a full family afternoon of it when the City of New London presents the renowned Nimble Arts Summer Circus, on New London’s Parade Plaza, with FREE performances. Smart, funny, and 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.