City of Greeley News

Step Right up to a Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels

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The Union Colony Civic Center, 701 10th Ave., presents Cirque Mechanics 42FT a Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels on Thursday, January 23 at 7 p.m.

At the center of every circus rests a 42ft ring full of thrills, laughs and excitement. 42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels, is the latest invention from the creative minds of Cirque Mechanics. The company dares us to leap into the circus ring and experience the timelessness of this evolving art form. The action in 42FT is full of theatricality and a modern sensibility, showcasing a galloping mechanical metal horse and a rotating tent frame for strongmen, acrobats and aerialists.

Cirque Mechanics, although inspired by modern circus, finds its roots in the mechanical and its heart in the stories of American ingenuity. The shows, rooted in realism, display a raw quality, rarely found in modern circus, that makes their message timeless and relevant. The stories are wrapped in circus acrobatics, mechanical wonders and a bit of clowning around.

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Boston native and German Wheel artist, Chris Lashua founded Cirque Mechanics in 2004, after the success of his collaborative project with the Circus Center of San Francisco, Birdhouse Factory. Cirque Mechanics quickly established itself as a premiere American circus, with its unique approach to performance, inspiring storytelling and innovative mechanical staging. Spectacle Magazine hailed it as “the greatest contribution to the American circus since Cirque du Soleil.”

For additional information and tickets, contact the UCCC ticket office at 970-356-5000, or visit ucstars.com.

The Union Colony Civic Center is proudly owned and operated by the city of Greeley would like to thank its partners; The City of Greeley, UCHealth, Banner Health, the Women’s Clinic of Northern Colorado, Double Tree by Hilton Greeley at Lincoln Park, Flood and Peterson, Loveland Reporter-Herald, The Greeley Tribune, Pirate Radio, KFKA, KUNC, 105.5 The Colorado Sound, Townsquare Media, and iHeart Media.


Release Date:
Dec 19, 2019

Megan Garn, Marketing Coordinator
Union Colony Civic Center
Communication & Engagement Department
970-350-9216
Megan.Garn@GreeleyGov.com

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