Westchester Circus Arts
winter shows & Events in New york, connecticut, and massachusetts
Experience the Magic of Winter Dreams – An Enchanting Circus Adventure!
This December 28th, step into a world of wonder with Westchester Circus Arts’ extraordinary “Winter Dreams” circus in Norwalk, CT. Perfect for a festive family outing, “Winter Dreams” promises an unforgettable evening filled with awe-inspiring acrobatics, mesmerizing aerial feats, and heartwarming performances that capture the spirit of the holiday season.
Gather your little ones and join us at the theater for a dazzling display of circus artistry that will light up their imaginations and create memories to last a lifetime. From gravity-defying ‘snowflake’ aerialists that will have you on the edge of your seat to enchanting performances that bring the magic of winter to life, there’s something for everyone at “Winter Dreams.”
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A noir CIRQUE THEATRE PERFORMANCE
narrated by WASHINGTON IRVING, played by bjorn olsson
don't miss this simmering adaptation of sleepy hollow's iconic ghost story!
fear starts here
Thursdays, FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS
September 21st – October 29th, 2023
Brought to you by
Westchester circus arts
& THE VILLAGE OF SLEEPY HOLLOW.
AERIAL OPERATOR & TAVERN ACTOR
Recommended ages 8 and up.
The legend cirque SPONSORS
ABOUT THE LEGEND
Step back in time. It’s the 1800’s. Hear the clamoring metal horseshoes click across cobblestone roads in this dark Sleepy Hollow tale. The LEGEND is a simmering adaptation of Washington Irving’s iconic ghost story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”
Audiences will be treated to a cirque/theatre noir production with narration by Washington Irving himself. He’s played by Bjorn Olsson, who happens to be the Executive Director of Tarrytown Music Hall.
The LEGEND is a total immersive experience with the Headless Horseman, Washington Irving, and live action circus performers to tell the story.
About The LEGEND:
Set in Sleepy Hollow and ‘Tarry Town’ in the early 1800s, Irving returns to present-day to tell us what he really meant by ‘the legend.’ The story follows schoolteacher Ichabod Crane (played by Justin Durham – hand balancer and straps artist) who has, of late, been down on his luck but finds adventure when he accepts an invitation to teach the children of Sleepy Hollow.
Everything changes when the beautiful heiress of the Van Tassel fortune, Katrina Van Tassel (played by third generation circus artist Zoë Heywood), enters the ballroom of her father’s holiday party by performing a seductive aerial ballet on silks. Crane is stricken by his good fortune and believes he has the savoir faire to win her hand (and her father’s money).
When Katrina’s assumed beau, Brom Bones (Mickey Lonsdale – comedic actor and acrobatic dancer), sees Katrina’s interest in Crane, the game is afoot! Crane finds himself involved in what may become a deadly love triangle, spurred by the practical (and perhaps deadly) jokes of Brom Bones. What neither suitor realizes is that Katrina is in possession of a ‘very particular set of skills’ and can summon ‘the Dark Spirit’ (played by Doug Stewart of Cirque Us) with incantations reminiscent of ‘The Exorcist.’ The intrigue mounts: is the ‘Dark Spirit’ the ghostly and ghastly Headless Horseman villagers see at night in pursuit of his prey? Or is it something else that causes Crane to vanish suddenly one night in an epic battle between ‘light’ and ‘dark’?
For more information, contact Westchester Circus Arts at (914) 275-5711.
Don’t miss this thrilling, gravity-defying cirque noir performance!
Westchester Circus Arts was founded to allow members of our community to experience firsthand how tranformational and empowering the circus arts can be. We provide summer and winter break camps for kids & teens, PTA fundraising events, pop-up circus events, school & camp assembly shows and more.
To learn more about our camps, pop-up circus shows and private events, visit us at: https://westchestercircusarts.com/