Oswego, NY-The circus has come to town.
The Canadian Circus known as Vague de Cirque has propped up their tent on the SUNY Oswego campus and has been performing acrobatics, comedy, and feats of strength for the community.
The group uses techniques found in Canadian and European circuses, which have been said to be more like a theatre performance, rather than the ringmaster led shows known by American audiences.
Jonathan Roitman, one of the performers Vague de Cirque, says that this kind of circus creates for a more personable show experience.
“…Compared to the American Circus, which is very traditional. When you think of early Americans such as the Wringling Brothers and Barnaman Bailey. You think of elephants, gymnastics, and clowns, which is a beautiful form of circus. Now around the world, everything is mixed with all disciplines, less and less use of animals. Something like the Cirque du Soleil, which is an extravagant show…is nothing like the performances of smaller companies which are very intimate.”
-Jonathan Roitman, Vague de Cirque
The Vague de Cirque has been performing at Oswego since Wednesday, however, they will be playing into the weekend. Their final shows are Friday, April 17th at 7:30pm, and Saturday, April 18th, at 2:00pm. Tickets are $20 for the general public and $5 for children 12 and under.
For more information about Vague de Cirque, go to the SUNY event page here.
Or you can go to the Vague de Cirque homepage at http://www.vaguedecirque.com/.