It’s been described as a “one-ring, no animal, outrageously hilarious, political extravaganza led by a ferociously savvy bearded woman.”
Circus Amok will bring its unique, zany act to Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City on Saturday, Sept. 2, at 3 p.m. Attendance is free.
Now in its 28th year, Circus Amok blends – or maybe “blurs” is a better term — traditional circus skills with post-modern dance and improvisational techniques to entertain while also addressing issues of social justice. Members perform in public parks throughout New York City.
In short, anything goes at these performances. A few gender-bending acts and a current events theme (prediction: Trump) are the only guarantees. The audience might see some tight-rope walking and juggling, but they also might marvel at acrobatics, stilt walking, and clowning. Puppetry and live music are also in the mix, and maybe a fake