An astronomy-inspired circus performance that takes you on a journey through the cosmos. Exploring what it means to be alive and present in the age of science and how we are connected to the lives of stars.
Cirque Roots’ latest production, Exist, is an artistic venture to bridge the gap between art and science, in a way that integrates rather than isolates the two. Expect for your mind to be opened to the vast scales of our physical world beyond our little planet using media projections of the cosmos, dance, acrobatics, aerial, stilt dance, spoken word, original soundtrack and innovative circus props. Centered around Carl Sagan’s famous quote, “We are star stuff,” meaning that our bodies are composed of chemical elements that originated inside stars. There is vast cosmic recycling that happens in the evolution of the Universe, from star birth to star death. Our planet, our bodies, and everything that we own are here because of that process. Exist will explore the physical and emotional significance of what it means to be human in the Universe.
Photo Credit: NASA, ESA/Hubble and the Hubble Heritage Team