SPHERUS: Cirque Performance by Greg Kennedy & Friends

  • Nov. 12, 2016, 7:00 pm US/Central
  • Fermilab Ramsey Auditorium
  • Spherus: Greg Kennedy
  • Tickets: $29/$15 for ages 18 and under
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Online ticketing for this event is available until noon on Friday, November 11.

Hailed by the Science Channel’s Outrageous Acts of Science show as “physics at its most mesmerizing.”

What happens when an engineer falls in love with the circus? An award winning blend of technique and effects that has thrilled audiences around the world, and included a stint with Cirque du Soleil.

Spherus is a circus with extra dimension. The performers interact with light and multimedia to create stunning effects. They work together manipulating fabric, acrylic, and wooden shapes. This show includes International Juggling champion Greg Kennedy, complemented by two aerial dancers. Structural shape creations, trio object manipulation, and dazzling aerial artistry on silks, ropes, and spinning hoops all appear in this production.

Originally trained as an engineer, Greg uses the principles of geometry and physics to create groundbreaking work with original apparatus. As a young juggler he quickly made a name for himself in the juggling community not only by his mastery of traditional juggling technique, but also for creating entirely new forms of manipulation. He is now renowned for his many original contributions to juggling as an art form. Jugglers know him for his award-winning creativity; audiences know him for his entertaining performance, making visual spectacles out of everyday objects. Greg has been a featured artist with Cirque du Soleil, two-time International Juggling Champion, and has received over 2 million views on YouTube. Spherus unites Greg with two additional dancers/jugglers for an evening of aerial feats, juggling sculpture, and structures created out of movement. Spherus lasts about 60 minutes, followed by a Q&A and discussion that explores the links between engineering and the world of juggling/performance.