A delightful theatrical event starring 100 fifth graders from Poughkeepsie’s Morse Elementary School.

Circus explores the circus arts of juggling, tumbling, clowning, partner acrobatics, and much more. Students using recycled items have created props for the show for juggling, balancing, clowning and acrobatics. This performance, the public culmination and highlight of a two week in-school residency, is an original circus show created from the students’ imaginations.

Theater/Circus Arts Teaching Artist Sean Patrick Fagan has toured the world as a performer, beguiling his audiences in the international language of laughter. He has entertained and educated children of all ages for more than ten years and has worked for some of the premier children’s entertainment organizations including Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Walt Disney Inc., Nickelodeon Jr. Television, and Scholastic’s Magic School Bus Live. Fagan has a “Fun Arts” degree from Ringling’s Clown College.

Made possible with funding from The Beechwood Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, Church Communities Foundation, George A. Strba Charitable Trust, H. W. Wilson Foundation, Kvistad Foundation, Louis Greenspan Charitable Trust, Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, JM McDonald Foundation, Poughkeepsie and Kingston Community Development Block Grant, Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, Peckham Family Foundation, Rhinebeck Bank, Stewarts Shops, TD Charitable Foundation, Wells Fargo & Company, and from the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley: Anonymous Fund; Ann and Abe Effron Fund; Charlie Carroll Music Enrichment Fund; and the Dutchess Community Grants Fund. Additional support comes from the Dyson Foundation, James J. McCann Charitable Trust, Jane W. Nuhn Charitable Trust, NoVo Foundation, and Jeanette F. Schlobach Charitable Trust. We extend special thanks to all of the donors who contributed to the Field-Trip Fund. This program is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Date & Time

Tuesday, May 21 2024
6:00 pm

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