Cirque Mechanics Releases “Zephyr-A Whirlwind of Circus” at Ham Concert Hall on September 24
The UNLV Performing Arts Center is pleased to host Las Vegas’ own Cirque Mechanics as they perform “Zephyr—A Whirlwind of Circus” at Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall on Saturday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. as part of its 46th season.
“Zephyr—A Whirlwind of Circus” is the company’s newest production and is being released exclusively in partnership with the UNLV PAC. The show is a moving and uplifting tale of our choices for our planet and its resources, featuring a performing windmill as the multifunctional mechanical centerpiece of the story. Witness the relentless tug of war between man and nature in the name of progress as performers harness human power, instead of wind, to generate an awe-inspiring and energetic acrobatic experience.
Every time Cirque Mechanics takes to the UNLV PAC stage, audiences are thrilled and amazed by the unparalleled skill and innovation of its creators, acrobats and groundbreaking scenarios framed by remarkable machinery and apparatus.
In “Zephyr—A Whirlwind of Circus,” performers will fly, balance, float through the air, and defy gravity in an exhilarating circus, taking audiences on a journey with the beauty and efficiency of this timeless, ingenious process. inspired by the creative team of Cirque Mechanics’ latest theatrical circus show for all ages. Traditional circus acts, from hoop contortion, to hair and foot juggling, will be presented with distinctive modern fantasy and theatricality.
Through the partnership between these two community arts organizations, UNLV PAC is offering a free student matinee to 1,500 Las Vegas-area students at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 23. Additionally, Cirque Mechanics and the UNLV PAC provide learning opportunities in partnership with UNLV’s departments of dance, theater, and the entertainment engineering and design program.
Single tickets cost between $20 and $50 (discounts available). PAC-only packages for the 46th season can also be purchased by phone at 702-895-ARTS (2787), online at pac.unlv.edu or at the PAC box office from noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.
When purchasing a ticket or subscription package, consider making a donation to the Center for the Performing Arts to provide local students with the opportunity to work with all of the outstanding performers.
The UNLV Performing Arts Center is the original home of the arts in Southern Nevada; it opened in 1976 and celebrates its 46th season in 2022-2023. It hosts a variety of shows and events and is home to self-produced events as well as productions from the Nevada Conservatory Theater, UNLV School of Music, UNLV Dance, and Las Vegas Men’s Chorus, among many other presenters. community arts. The UNLV PAC also hosts various Clark County School District fine arts festivals and concerts. Visit pac.unlv.edu.
About Circus Mechanics
Cirque Mechanics was founded in 2004 by Las Vegas residents Chris and Aida Lashua, following the success of their collaborative project with San Francisco’s Circus Center, Birdhouse Factory. Cirque Mechanics has quickly established itself as a leading American circus, with its unique approach to performance, inspiring storytelling and innovative mechanical staging. The stories are wrapped in circus acrobatics, mechanical marvels and a bit of clowning. Learn more at cirquemechanics.com