Cirque Roots collaborates with professional astronomers and artists to offer and coordinate workshops that enhance the experience of EXIST for participants of all ages. By expanding the performance into a learning atmosphere, it allows participants to better connect to the information presented to them in EXIST. Our mission is to use art as a vehicle to learn about scientific concepts that matter, and our goal is to spread the knowledge of our place in the universe using creative workshops and hands-on scientific demonstrations to accompany the performance.
Workshops can vary from astronomy lectures, creative writing workshops, STEAM workshops (or art-science blended workshops), circus skill workshops, performance art workshop (or creative process).
An overview of stars, galaxies, and the universe
Introduction to our solar system
Lecture about life on Earth
Circus skills jam (juggling, hoop, acrobatics)
Creative writing & poetry
Creative process & act development