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CURRENT PRESS RELEASE
2017 Summer Show | Norðrsaga:
|April 11, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Circus Juventas presents Norðrsaga, a rollicking adventure through the Nine Realms of Norse mythology
July 28 – August 13, 2017, under the Big Top in Saint Paul
Vikings, Valkyries, gods and one mere mortal
quest to find Thor’s hammer and save the universe
(Saint Paul, MN) Circus Juventas presents Norðrsaga, a swirling, high-flying adventure through the Nine Realms of Norse legend, July 28 through August 13, 2017, under the Big Top at 1270 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul. The story is told through the cirque nouveau style combining artistic storytelling with wondrous physical feats in the tradition of Cirque du Soleil. The show features Circus Juventas’ most advanced circus performers in a professionally staged large-scale theatrical production.
Tickets go on sale Monday June 26, 2017, and are available through Ticketworks (www.ticketworks.com), 612-343-3390, or by calling the Circus Juventas Box Office, 651-699-8229. More information is available at www.circusjuventas.org.
Tickets regularly sell out, so make like Thor and put the hammer down!
One of Norðrsaga’s most spectacular highlights will be a custom designed Russian Cradle act, featuring a 15 foot swinging Viking ship and four flyers, four catchers and four pumpers who move the ship, creating a whirlwind of aerial acrobatics, brute strength and fearlessness. The act was created by Circus Juventas coach Dmitiri Arnaoutov, who grew up as part of a famed circus family with the Moscow Circus and whose father created the very first Russian Cradle act in 1936.
Brave New Workshop’s co-artistic director Katy McEwen wrote the script for Norðrsaga, which will be narrated by a local talent. It tells the tale of a Midgardian (mortal) named Leif, who stumbles upon a mythic library and is transported into the Nine Realms. After landing in Asgard, he is sent on a path to retrieve the lost hammer of Thor. He encounters crafty, riddling dwarves, spritely elves with a sinister agenda, grumpy giants and theiving trolls. Ultimately, he is united with an unlikely rival, the God of Thunder himself. Together they undertake a perilous journey to retrieve the hammer and stop Ragnarok – the destruction of the universe.
“The epic nature of Norse legend was an ideal canvas for us to showcase our highest caliber circus feats that will leave the audience holding their breath in amazement,” said Elizabeth “Betty” Butler, Circus Juventas co-founder and artistic director.
Norðrsaga performances run Friday July 28 through Sunday August 13. Evening shows begin at 7 p.m. and weekend matinees start at 1 p.m. Shows last 3 hours including a 20 minute intermission. Tickets range from $17.50 to $40 VIP seats. Family 4 Packs of tickets are available for Saturday matinees. For complete details and to order tickets visit www.ticketworks.com.
About Circus Juventas
Circus Juventas is a 501(c)3 non-profit and the largest youth performing arts circus school in North America. Over the past 23 years, co-founders Dan and Betty Butler have seen their dream grow into a year-round program that serves more than 2,500 children and youth up to age 21 with a diverse array of circus arts training and performance opportunities in a noncompetitive setting. Circus Juventas mission is to inspire artistry
and self-confidence through a multicultural circus arts experience that encourages leadership and life skills, teamwork, athleticism, artistry, pursuit of excellence and community service. For more information, visit http://circusjuventas.org.
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IMAGE #1: Fire Dance – Piper Gibbs, Libby Ulm and Rachel Wilson | ©2015 Photographer: Dan Norman
IMAGE #2: Spinning Cube – Jenna Ober, Charlotte Richardson-Deppe, Shayna Rutledge and Rabiya Sehgal-LaRocque | ©2015 Photographer: Dan Norman
IMAGE #3: Russian Swing – Connor Houlihan and Shena Tschofen | ©2015 Photographer: Dan Norman
IMAGE #4: Teeterboard – Nick Dahlen, Maika Isogawa, Iain Knopp-Schwynn, Dominic Lemeiux, Lineas Meyer-Grimberg and Paul Weisman | ©2015 Photographer: Dan Norman