Hey there! Welcome to Cirque Us!
We all have dreams. As aspiring artists we strive not only to perform but to explore, create and share what we learn with the world. We each have our own stories of how we discovered circus and how quickly it took over our lives. Although we come from different backgrounds, our passions and our values are the same. To us, circus is about freedom. The freedom to play, express ourselves, and to grow. To us, circus has no rules. It's a place where we can be ourselves, work hard and have fun. All kids have dreams of running away with the circus. We've already achieved that dream. Now we have a new one. We dream of starting our own circus. Our own community that we can grow and turn into something we never thought could be possible. We all have dreams... and this is ours!
We’re Cirque Us! a brand new, modern circus collective based in New England. We are creating a touring circus show for the Summer of 2016! Our artists come from across the country and consist of Circus Smirkus Alumni, students at the New England Center for Circus Arts, École Nationale de Cirque and École de Cirque de Quebec , top-notch universities and the list goes on. Our mission is to bring high-level, affordable circus shows to local communities, spreading the values of teamwork, the importance of play, and remembering to never take ourselves too seriously.
We want to share our passion for circus with the world. Together, we won’t just be starting a show, we will be creating magic. We hope to turn our years of hard work and love for what we do into something bigger than ourselves. Our dream is to create a circus that will bring happiness to many communities and remind people that nothing is impossible. We want to bring our show to places that don't get to experience the magic of the circus. We'll bring our show to different camps, community centers, schools and theaters throughout the summer. Each of us has experienced a show that changed our lives, and now we hope to inspire others with our show.
How can you help us make our dream of spreading the magic of circus a reality? By donating today to help Cirque Us! create and tour a show! Please visit our GoFundMe page!
Thank you for your support and we hope to see you this summer!
Photos by Robert Sanson and Eric Gillet