Press Releases

For Immediate Release: July 18, 2012

Press Contact: Angela Jones 917-686-7178


Theater for the New City presents



“{Suspended Cirque}’s got an unpretentious charm.”
— Leigh Witchel, NY Post

Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue (btwn 9th and 10th Streets)

Wed-Sat, Sept 5-8, 8 pm and Sun, Sept 9, 3 pm &
Wed-Sat, Sept 12-15, 8pm and Sun, Sept 16, 3 pm

Tickets: $30 adult and $20 students and seniors, $15 children;

Wednesday Sept 5 show: pay what you want

Life’s most pivotal moments define who we are. DeFLYance uses circus to portray these formative experiences with dexterity and humor. Three people squeeze onto a tiny airborne triangle (representing their first New York City apartment), geriatric walkers are used for more than assisting the elderly, and both the tragic and triumphant sides of a romantic break-up are felt 20 feet in the air. Special guests include Kristin Young and Sara Joel, both formerly of Cirque du Soleil. Sara will be performing at 8 months pregnant! The show also features Jan Manke and award-winning juggler and NYU Tisch Professor, Hovey Burgess, who wrote the book Circus Techniques, with direction by Brian Rardin.

Suspended Cirque is a talented and experienced group of performers who have created a new genre of aerial theater, integrating breathtaking aerial acrobatics, music, dance, theater, and circus. They perform on traditional circus apparatuses as well as new and innovative aerial equipment such as chandeliers, giant wheels, and walkers. The cast of Suspended Cirque include: Michelle Dortignac, Angela Jones, and Kristin Olness. Members have appeared on Broadway, at The Joyce Theater and Lincoln Center. They have been featured on NY 1, the Sundance Channel, Good Day New York, American Express, and NOVA. Reviews of the members include “powerful stage presence” – New York Times, and “Suspended Cirque is inventive in its choreography, clever in its staging, and cheeky in its performance” – Scene4 magazine. They are also described as “Peter Pan aerialists whose own bodies manage to defy both gravity and the human form itself. And the childlike thrill these talented folks take in performance is both exhilarating and downright contagious.” Lauren Wissot, Theater Online


Press Contact: Angela Jones 917-686-7178