Girls on trapeze
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Performer practices on the aerial trapeze.
Performer practices on the aerial trapeze.
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BRATTLEBORO- The New England Center for Circus Arts welcomes the community to join the Spring Circus Workshop Weekend on Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12.

More than 40 workshops will bring 100-plus students from around the world for activities for beginners through professional levels. Classes include physical training, as well as a performance, and various discussions and seminars.

The popular “Life on Tour” open conversation, Friday at 7 pm, invites the community to hear stories and ask questions from performers from Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Bros., and other top companies. Throughout the weekend, coaches from Canada, England, Morocco, and the United States will offer a multitude of activities that run two to three hours each. Students can register for one or many and physical classes include German wheel, trapeze, fabric and partner acrobatics, as well as many more circus activities.

For the circus fan who prefers to watch a show, NECCA welcomes Girls on Trapeze, with the theatrical aerial show “HerSelf Rising.” The show examines the roles that women play in each other’s lives and the strength and grace it takes to find their own self. The narrative weaves stories of trials and triumphs through aerial artistry, acrobatics, flexibility, and strength to reveal the vulnerability and power in each individual.

This show includes powerful content of a mature nature and is not suitable for youth. There will be one show only at the NECCA main studio at 74 Cotton Mill Hill, on Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15.

For registration in any of the workshops, and to purchase tickets to “HerSelf Rising,” visit www.necenterforcircusarts.org or call (802) 254-9780.

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