Friday, Aug 15, 2014 7:30p -
Sunday, Aug 17, 2014 7:00p
Arlington Center for the Arts
41 Foster St
Arlington, MA 02474
In a world filled with super heroes, alter egos, and status updates, a group of artists collide into each other's worlds and are forced to question their constructed identities. "Who am I?" once the masks and capes are taken off?
Through a mix of circus, dance and theatre, We Don't Need Another Hero is a courageous journey of shedding away our alter egos to unveil our fragility and vulnerability as human beings. What if society allowed each and every one of us to defend humanity without a need for masks and capes? At our deepest core we discover what truly connects us to others, those important relationships, and that we are not alone or helpless in this challenging and often scary world. In so doing, we are united to our true power and the question; do we really need another "hero"?
The show is created in collaboration with modern dancer and director Michael Watts.
Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, 4 p.m.
Frequently Asked Questions, is a company made up of 10 circus friends, classmates and coworkers who share the dream of creating a new American circus company. We are all first generation circus artists and each of us has our own unique story of how we came to the circus. What we do share is an undying passion for our art and a respect for both the traditional and contemporary styles of circus, both of which you will see in our creations.
So many other countries throughout the world have an incredibly rich circus culture and respect for the art. The United States is just beginning to discover modern circus, and we hope to bring what we have learned from studying abroad back to our home country to inspire the growth of the modern American circus.