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Zoppé Italian Family Circus

by The Staff July 18, 2013

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  After their successful run last summer, the Zoppé Italian Family Circus (and their big-top circus tent) will return to downtown Schenectady this week with all the acrobats, clowns, jugglers, and animals of the traditional European ...

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FAQ: A Circus Collective

by The Staff July 10, 2013

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  A new American circus company from Montreal—Canada?—will complete the current season at the Theatre Institute at Sage. Frequently Asked Questions: A Circus Collective are a group of “young circus professionals” who met in Montreal, which ...

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Elephant Walk

by Erin Pihlaja May 1, 2013

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus is coming to town this week (May 2 through May 5), and not everyone is excited about it. Animal-rights activists have historically lashed out at the 94-year-old ...

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Traces

by The Staff February 20, 2013

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  A circus that’s “anti-spectacle”? Sacrilege! And yet, that’s the essence of how the idea of a “circus” has been reinvented by the Montreal-based company 7 Fingers. The troupe brings their show, Traces, to Schenectady for a ...

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Zoppé Italian Circus

by The Staff August 8, 2012

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The one place you usually can’t enjoy a circus anymore is “under the big top.” Most circuses (especially the big ones like Ringling Bros.) gave up on tents half a century ago. The Zoppé Italian ...

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