Archive for May, 2011

Suspended Cirque featured on BOSTON.COM

Ben Franklin and Megan Loomis perform. (Photo: Alden Fulcomer)

Boston Globe correspondent Karen Campbell interviewed Suspended Cirque co-founder Benjamin Franklin for this article about Suspended Cirque, and our upcoming performance at the Boston Center for the Arts this week.

“Welcome to Suspended Cirque’s “UnTamed: The Wild Underground,’’ a world premiere aerial circus theater work commissioned by the Boston Center for the Arts, to be performed Thursday night. Proceeds from the event will benefit various programs at the BCA.”

“Through Canadian companies like Cirque du Soleil and Cirque Éloize, productions that blend aerial acrobatics and circus skills with music, dance, and theatrical narrative have become mainstream entertainment. The five-member New York troupe Suspended Cirque is considerably more modest in scope, and the resulting intimacy is part of the point.”

Read the whole article here:


At the center of this unforgettable evening at the Boston Center for the Arts is the world premiere performance of Suspended Cirque’s UnTamed: The Wild Underground.

In its Boston debut, Suspended Cirque will intertwine music, dance and aerial acrobatics to unleash the UnTamed nature in all of us. UnTamed: The Wild Underground will breathe excitement into every curve of the Cyclorama – energy abounding in the air, on the floor and across the walls. This immersive performance will delight the audience in an unparalleled, unprecedented and UnTamed spectacle of music, movement and maneuvers.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

$175 | VIP Admission
Reserved seating, pre-show supper and post-show dessert reception | Doors open at 6:30pm

$50 | General Admission
General seating and post-show dessert reception | Doors open at 8pm

Proceeds from the evening will benefit visual, performing and community programs at the BCA.

As part of the evening, the BCA will honor Klare Shaw for her amazing impact on Boston’s arts, culture and education landscape.

Prior to the curtain rising, guests will explore the environment and will be treated to impromptu performances throughout the space. After the show, all 500 guests are invited to linger in our UnTamed world for more spontaneous performances, up-close interaction with the artists, and time to mingle with Boston’s cultural community while sampling the BCA’s Signature Cocktail, the Cherry Plain. Created just for this event, the Cherry Plain was crafted by Eastern Standard using Berkshire Mountain Distillers Ragged Mountain Rum.

Suspended Cirque UNTAMED image courtesy of Carl Hutzler Photography

Trailer for SUBTERRANEA: An Urban Fairytale

SUBTERRANEA was performed at the Connelly Theater in New York, from April 28, through May 8, 2011.

Utilizing a unique combination of music, dance, and Aerial Circus Arts to tell the story of an Everyman fallen into an underground subterranean world, Suspended Cirque has created a new hybrid of Aerial Theatrical Circus.

Video shot and edited by Raúl Santos,

Another RAVE Review for SUBTERRANEA

Judith Jarosz from NY Theater has posted a wonderful review of our new show, SUBTERRANEA.

“Suspended Cirque touts itself as New York City’s first Aerial Acrobatics Theater troupe, presenting a new genre of performance that integrates breathtaking aerial acrobatics, theater, choreography, music, dance, and circus. Their current show is Subterranea, an intriguing “Urban Fairytale” carried out with a cast of seven dynamic performers who take us through an adventure that evokes awe and delight.”

You should read the full review here:

SUBTERRANEA featured on NBC New York

Aerial Circus Theater Raises the Bar
Mindy LaVergne

“Suspended Cirque, a Brooklyn-based aerial circus theater troupe, is attempting to raise the bar of entertainment. Using narrative, song, choreography and circus acts, the troupe creates a kind of Fuerza Bruta-meets-Avatar performance that doesn’t fail to captivate. Their latest flying drama, “Subterranea: An Urban Fairy Tale,” follows a man on a journey of self-discovery down Manhattan’s rabbit hole to a vibrant, twisted, thrilling world. For more information on this show and other upcoming performances, you can visit their website”

Aerial Theatrical Musical Fantasy Rocks Opera House in NYC

Looking for a cozy, affordable ($20-$30) Aerial Theatrical Rock Opera to take in while the giant, expensive ($75-$150+) Spiderman is closed for renovations?

Then you should absolutely come to see SUBTERRANEA: An Urban Fairytale by NYC’s own Suspended Cirque.

“Subterranea is a sensory overload experience that’s 100% organic… The magic in the air and the inventiveness on the ground never stops.”
— Lauren Wissot, Slant Magazine

There are only 6 more performances of SUBTERRANEA, so get your tickets before they’re all gone. The show runs through this Sunday, May 8th.

”Suspended Cirque proves that heart and creativity trump dollars and glitz every time.”
— Theater Online

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You can see wonderful pictures of the show here »