Events

Cirque-ish Performers

P.T. Barnum said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” He used this ideology to his advantage, building the circus concept out of sideshow hucksters, strongmen, and bearded ladies. High-wire artists, clowns, contortionists, and fire breathers are staples of circus life. It’s that life that is the focus of Bertil Nilsson’s exhibit, “Still Moving: Imagining the Circus in a New Way.” Nilsson carries viewers behind the scenes of present day circuses — traditional and modern — offering a lens into a mysterious and insular world. Suckers? Not here. These sometimes surprising stills enlighten us to the dedication and expertise the circus now requires.

Go inside the circus from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, at Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, One East Main Street. Admission is free. Visit www.mesaartscenter.com or call 480-644-6500.


Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Second Friday of every month, 5-9 p.m.; Sundays, 12-5 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Starts: Sept. 12. Continues through Dec. 7, 2014
KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Glenn BurnSilver
Contact: Glenn BurnSilver