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Two Free Acrobatics Performances at Weis Center

Jul 05, 2016 01:29PM ● Published by Erica Shames

The British family-friendly acrobatic circus company Barely Methodical Troupe will present its show Bromance on Tuesday, July 19 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University.

Both performances are approximately one hour in length and are free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

The performances are suggested for ages 8 and above.

The performances are sponsored by Bucknell University Office of Summer Session, The Daily Item, Hanna 92.3 and Sunbury Broadcasting. This tour engagement of Barely Methodical Troupe is made possible by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation as part of its ArtsCONNECT program with support from the National Endowment of the Arts.

Relationships are the heart of Bromance, where handshakes become handstands and backslaps become backflips. Audacious, touching exhilarating, and with a great soundtrack, this is a tour-de-force of cutting edge physical heroics, wittily exploring male companionship and its limits.   

Bromance is the debut show from Britain's hottest young acrobats, Barely Methodical Troupe, winners of the 2013 Circus Maximus Award and 2014 Total Theatre and Jackson's Lane Award for Circus at the Edinburgh Festival.

Barely Methodical Troupe mix their enjoyable personal chemistry and humor with exceptional skills in parkour, Bboying, tricking, hand-to-hand acrobatics, Cyr wheel and more.

Produced by DREAM and developed with support from Underbelly Productions and the National Centre for Circus Arts as winners of the Circus Maximus competition.

Barely Methodical Troupe members include Beren D'Amico, Louis Gift, Charlie Wheeller.

Time Out says of the ensemble, “astonishing circus skills” and the Times, London says, “smartly crafted and highly entertaining.”

For more information about these performances contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or lisa.leighton@bucknell.edu.

The Weis Center’s new 2016-17 season, which includes more than 35 professional performances, will kick off on Friday, August 26 at 6 p.m. with a free outdoor performance on the Weis Center Plaza by Americana group the Bumper Jacksons. The 32-page season brochure will be available in late July and tickets go on sale to the public by phone, website, and in-person on Friday, August 12 at 10 a.m.

For more information about the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, visit Bucknell.edu/WeisCenter or Facebook.com/WeisCenter.

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