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Sister City Circus Send-Off Show July 12 at City Museum
By: Circus Harmony
The St. Louis Stuttgart Sister Cities group will be at the show with a donation presentation to help the group on their way! This is the group that first connected Circus Harmony in St. Louis with Circus Circuli in Stuttgart to create a video in celebration of the 60th anniversary of St. Louis and Stuttgart being sister cities in 2020. The video, Sister City Circus , can be seen on the Circus Harmony YouTube channel. The different circus acts were created online and then performed at similar landmarks in their respective cities then edited them together into a video.
During this long distance, digital partnership, the two troupes talked about someday meeting each other and working together in person. That time is approaching!
The members of Circus Harmony will stay at Circus Circuli tent, create a show with the Circuli students, and travel in Germany performing together. Donations towards this partnership can be made at www.CircusHarmony.org.
"It's my first time out of the country, so I"m very excited," exclaimed Eleanor Corrigan. "I'm interested in learning what circus is like in Germany," added Lyla lawless. "I'm looking forward to eating the sweet pretzels there," opined West Welson.
Circus Harmony director, Jessica Hentoff, explained, "Peace Through Pyramids is the program Circus Harmony started to designate partnerships between different groups using circus as the bridge to connect the two. Since 2007, Circus Harmony has partnered with the Jewish/Arab Galilee Circus in Israel for 11 years, the National Circus School in Puerto Rico for two years, and arranged several local St. Louis partnerships between children in different neighborhoods of St. Louis. This will be our first time taking children to Germany! They range in age from 10-19 years old. For some, this will be their first time traveling to Europe and their first time traveling without their families. But the circus, itself, is a family and we are excited to meet and work with the Stuttgart branch of our circus family!"
The Sister City Circus Send-Off Celebration will also be live-streamed on Circus Harmony's Facebook page.
WHAT: Sister City Circus Send-Off
WHEN: Wednesday, July 12, 4pm
WHERE: City Museum, 750 N. 16th Street, St. Louis, MO 63033
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