When I think of the circus, the first things that come to mind are clowns, people shooting out of cannons and lions that are – for some reason – scared of chairs.
Something tells me, however, that after seeing Nebbia, I’ll have an entirely different view of what circus arts are really all about.
Nebbia is the third part in Cirque Éloize‘s The Sky Trilogy which began in 2001 and is now complete. The three shows are part circus, part performance art and seem to be setting the bar pretty high in terms of the contemporary circus art revival which began in the early 1990s.
Italian for “fog”, Nebbia is being described as an exploration of the world of dreams and imagination. Its Broadway award-winning director Daniele Finzi Pasca was quoted as saying this about the show:
When the sky is very low, we see things we don’t normally see. We travel in a world of memories, invented images, what we call dreams for the sake of convenience.
And this guy’s talking about a circus? O…K…? Count me in.
If you’re still confused, skip down to the video embedded below. If you’d like to win a pair of tickets to the Wednesday night (March 25) performance at 7pm in the Walton Arts Center, keep reading.
How to enter
Leave a comment telling us about the strangest dream you’ve ever had. Don’t have one? Make one up. Entertain us. Just keep it clean, OK?
A few rules (read ‘em carefully):
- You may only enter this specific contest once. If you enter this contest more than once you’ll be automatically disqualified.
- This contest is open to anyone anywhere except Fayetteville Flyer writers, Walton Arts Center employees and their immediate family members.
- Contest is open until 11:59pm CST on Sunday, March 22, 2009.
Make sure you leave a valid e-mail address when filling out the comment form since that’s how we’ll contact you if you’ve won.
- You’ll have to provide us with your first and last name (if you win) and then be prepared to show a valid photo ID when picking up your tickets.
Thanks to the Walton Arts Center for sponsoring this contest. For more information about this performance and to purchase tickets, visit waltonartscenter.org or call 479-443-5600.