Circa Opus

  • Eisenhower Auditorium University Park, PA

Fourteen acrobats and a string quartet celebrate the music of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich. In Opus, three of his quartets form the musical and dramatic spine of a red-hot fusion of extreme acrobatics, lyrical movement and group choreography. Opus begins with a solo performer suspended on a rope serenaded by musicians, then moves through rapidly alternating scenes of dislocated stillness and violent explosions into geometries of acrobats intersected by extreme physicality to arrive at exquisitely detailed and nuanced choreographies of acrobats flying, balancing and landing. Opus explores the complex relationships between the individual and the group, between the march of history and the dictates of the heart and between the tragic and the comic.

Please arrive by 7 pm to optain equipment and to listen to pre-show information. Tickets are required for this performance and may be purchased online or by calling 1-800-ARTS-TIX.