Next up in our Artists in Residence program, @openringcircus presents Coated: The 1944 Circus Fire Project
In the 75 years since the tragic fire, the event has not made its way into history books or common knowledge. Open Ring Circus, determined to remember the lives lost and altered; the heroes of the fire; and the mark it has made on both civilian and performer histories, brings this story to the stage. Through aerial arts, acrobatic storytelling, and custom-designed set pieces, performers physically and emotionally demonstrate the risk and fear the audience experienced on July 6, 1944, and confront the blame and responsibility that circus officials and town officials were faced with as a result of this disaster. Through the lens of the 1944 circus fire, Coated poses questions about the ways we experience trauma and recovery, human fragility and resilience today.
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