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STARBURST!

The 2nd Annual Family-Friendly Circus Extravaganza! 

A benefit for Flying Gravity Circus, 

New Hampshire’s premier youth circus company!

 

Tickets at Eventbrite

***Prices increase after Dec. 14***

 

This knock-your-socks-off circus show sold out last year — don’t miss it this year!

Saturday Dec. 28, in the Auditorium of Pine Hill at High Mowing School

77 Pine Hill Drive, Wilton NH (off Abbot Hill Road)

  • General Admission: $15 adults, $10 children through December 14. (Ticket prices increase on December 15 to $20 adults, $15 children.) Doors open at 5pm, show begins at 5:30.

 

  • VIP Tickets: $50 adults through December 14. (Ticket prices increase on December 15 to $60 adults.). Doors open at 4pm, show begins at 5:30. ***VIP tickets include hors d'oeuvres from Wilton's award-winning Hilltop Café, complementary champagne, and a virtual visit, live from Las Vegas, with FGC alumna Kerren McKeeman, featured aerialist from Cirque du Soleil's KÀ! ***

For more information, call (603) 801-2825

or email gala@flyinggravitycircus.org

 

WILTON, N.H. -- Wondering what to do with the kids on a dark winter’s night? Come to the 2nd Annual STARBURST, a family-friendly circus extravaganza, a spectacle of world-class juggling, aerials, acrobatics, physical comedy, and more! 

 

Proceeds support the Flying Gravity Circus (FGC), a Wilton-based nonprofit promoting positive youth development through the circus arts. It’s an evening not to be missed!

Food is available! Wine for a donation! Silent Auction too!

The line up features: 

Current FGC youth troupers will join the show’s finale in a grand display of human pyramids!

Tickets at Eventbrite

***Prices increase after Dec. 14***

How Careers Were Launched

Wilton has been New Hampshire’s little supernova of circus artistry since 1996, when the Hilltop Circus was founded at the Pine Hill Waldorf School (now incorporated within the High Mowing School). The Hilltop Circus, created and performed each February by the Pine Hill seventh and eighth graders, has grown into one of the best-loved annual events at the school and in the local community. The Pine Hill Class of 1999 had eleven students whose circus ambitions went beyond Hilltop. This core group, along with their teacher Jackie Davis, created the Flying Gravity Circus to continue their love of circus.  

 

FGC alumni have become circus artists with Circus Smirkus, Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize, and the Seven Fingers company. They’ve attended prestigious circus schools including the New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro VT, the National Circus School in Montreal, and Circadium in Philadelphia PA. Alumni have also gone into non-performance fields such as research on the positive effects of circus training (“circademics”) and social circus (using circus skills in a social work context). 

 

The Flying Gravity Circus is now incorporated as a nonprofit, using circus arts as a tool to promote positive youth development. FGC provides circus classes to children from toddlers to teens to adults and has two youth performance troupes that tour during the school year. In the summers, FGC also runs Silver Lining Circus Camp in Milford NH, for children ages 6-14. 

 

“It is humbling to see how much our idea has grown,” says Jackie Davis, the founder and executive director of FGC. Davis is also a founding member of the American Youth Circus Organization, which promotes the participation of youth in circus arts. “It is always an honor to help students find their wings and take flight.”

Tickets at Eventbrite

***Prices increase after Dec. 14***

 

See the Show!

STARBURST ticket options include general admission (5pm start), or special VIP tickets (4pm start). VIP guests receive front-row seats, a meet and greet with the performers, and gourmet hors d’oeuvres by Executive Chef Michael Zielie of Wilton's Hilltop Café (awarded Best Farm Café by Yankee Magazine).

 

“We’re proud and amazed by what happens here at FGC,” says Sean Hamblett, president of FGC’s board of trustees. “We’ve seen our programs have a positive effect on so many lives. We want to keep growing, to reach as many families as possible.”

This show sold out last year — don’t wait to get your tickets!! STARBURST is made possible by the High Mowing School.

 

General admission doors open at 5pm, Show starts at 5:30pm

Saturday, December 28 

Pine Hill School Auditorium 

77 Pine Hill Rd. Wilton NH 03086

Questions & Info: 

gala@flyinggravitycircus.org  (603) 801-2825

The Flying Gravity Circus (FGC) is a non-profit youth performance and education organization located in Wilton, New Hampshire. Our mission is to use circus arts as a vehicle for positive youth development and to ignite in children and teens a love for learning, teaching, and performing circus.

 

Founded in 1999, FGC was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2016 under the leadership of current artistic director and head coach Jonathon Roitman, who was himself a founding member of the original youth troupe.

 

Flying Gravity Circus youth performance troupes perform in theaters and schools across New England and beyond, and they offer workshops to help communities build their own youth circus programs. Troupers also participate in local parades, festivals, special events, and Old Home Days celebrations.

 

FGC teaches circus through its many programs, including Circus Play for ages 2-5, Pre-Troupe for grades 3-5, and Performance Troupes. FGC also reaches out to the community through Circus After School Programs (CASPs) at local elementary schools, as well as classes for homeschool families.

The Silver Lining Circus Camp, FGC’s summer program, offers one-week day camps. Junior Camp is a play-based program for children ages 6-8; Youth Camp is a skills-based program for 9-14 year-olds, and Advanced Camp serves youth ages 9 and up who have prior circus experience and want to train intensely.

 

FGC was founded in 1999 by Jackie Davis, a circus educator, mime artist, and “circademic” scholar. Under the pen name Jackie Leigh Davis, she recently authored DIY Circus Lab for Kids: A family-friendly guide for juggling, balancing, clowning, and show-making. Jackie believes circus is for everyone, and “you are entirely perfect for learning circus!"