Circus Us stitching a tapestry of talents

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BRATTLEBORO — Cirque Us will be in town this Saturday with "RagTag: a Circus in Stitches," at the New England Center for Circus Arts trapezium.

Join a RagTag group of thread-barren, yarn-spinning characters around the fire as they explore a new patchwork world. Become entwined with a group of mismatched artists as they stitch together a tapestry of talents: from high-flying, knot-tying, gravity defying aerialists, to loopy jugglers, to musicians that pull your heart strings, and comedy that leaves you in stitches. Join in as performers gather stories that never got to be told. Can we find a common thread? Come witness how six separate threads are inevitably intertwined.

The show features many professional circus artist that got their start at NECCA's professional training programs, including: Nina Gershy, who has performed with ABCirque and New York Fashion Week; Rena Dimes, a professional aerialist and contortionist; and highwire walker, Sorrell Nielsen. The RagTag team is directed by Jesse Dryden, an instructor at the National Circus School of Montreal and former creative director of Circus Smirkus for 10 years.

Based in Massachusetts, Cirque Us is a circus collective on their fourth tour gaining national attention. Saturday's never-before-seen show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-25. Purchase tickets and see more about the company at www.necenterforcircusarts.org.

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