June 4, 2012

The Zany Umbrella Circus Is Coming to Town!

You won't find elephants, animals or three rings at this circus, but instead the
Zany Umbrella Circus uses fire juggling, slack rope walking, and aerial
acrobatics in their one-of-a-kind magical show!
Catch the Zany Umbrella Circus when it returns to the Leslie Science and Nature Center (1831 Traver Rd., Ann Arbor) on Saturday, June 30 for two shows (11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.). Your kids will be amazed watching "Stories of the Season". Enjoy the magic storytelling as the performers highlight "the seasons and the natural world" through acrobatics on aerial fabric and trapeze, fire juggling, and slack rope walking during their unique street theater performance! 
"I want to tell you a bit more about the Zany Umbrella Circus because they are an incredible group. But they aren’t international for the typical reasons," said Susan Hutton, Development Director at the Leslie Science and Nature Center. "When the U.S. invaded Afghanistan, they went to Afghanistan and worked in Afghani orphanages as performers and teachers. They’ve made similar tours to Jordan and Ethiopia; They’re outstanding performers, and they’re outstanding people, too. They’re a terrific story on so many levels."
Tickets for this unforgettable event are $15/person or $50/family in advance or $17/person or $60/family at the door. Register online at the Leslie Science and Nature Center website.