Cirque Mechanics puts the pedal to Steampunk


The premier American circus performs April 7 to 8 in the Atwood Concert Hall

Anchorage, AK – The Anchorage Concert Association invites Alaskans to marvel at daredevil antics, circus acrobatics, mechanical wonders, and a bit of clowning around with Cirque Mechanics Pedal Punk, coming to Anchorage April 7 through 8.

Cirque Mechanics has established itself as a premier American circus, with its unique approach to performance, inspirational storytelling, and innovative mechanical staging. The New York Times called Cirque Mechanics “exceptional, evocative, eye-catching and grossly entertaining ... in a word, excellent.”

The synergy between man and machine, the hallmark of Cirque Mechanics, is demonstrated in its show Pedal Punk. Audiences enter the world of Pedal Punk, a Steampunk-inspired place where cycling is the way to escape the technology-obsessed society, and experience the excitement, artistry, and thrill that occur when a wacky bike shop mechanic interacts with cyclists and bikes. He repairs more than broken pieces; he creates wondrous machines that come to life.

In addition to their public performances, Cirque Mechanics will also perform two shows for students and visit Goldenview Middle School.

Cirque Mechanics Pedal Punk

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, Atwood Concert Hall

Pedal fast, don’t walk, to this highly unique performance. Presented by the Anchorage Concert Association. $18-$71.75. Tickets available at CenterTix box office and anchorageconcerts.org.

ANCHORAGE CONCERT ASSOCIATION

The Anchorage Concert Association is the largest arts and entertainment presenter in Alaska. With a mission to entertain and inspire Alaskans through the performing arts, the Anchorage Concert Association presents internationally acclaimed artists from the entire spectrum of the performing arts. Learn more at anchorageconcerts.org.

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