On Saturday, April 20th Cirque Roots brings its latest production to Murphy Park and Amphitheater in downtown Glendale, AZ. Exist: Messengers of the Cosmos is an astronomy-inspired theatrical circus infused with hard science, mythology, and universal questions. It will be accompanied by a visual art gallery as well as educational and creative workshops. Free and open to the public, Exist is funded by the City of Glendale’s Centerline Arts and Cultural Initiative. See website for more details about scheduled events.
MURPHY PARK SCHEDULE
Saturday, April 20th
1 pm – 4:30 pm - FREE Public Lectures + Workshops (Velma Teague Library) - 7010 N 58th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301:
2:15 – 3:15pm - From our Sun to the Stars, a Beginners Guide to “Exist”
3:30 – 4:30pm - Life of Stars
6 pm – 9 pm - Astronomy Art Gallery
7 pm Showtime - EXIST: Messengers of the Cosmos (60 Minute Show)
8 pm – 9:30 pm - Star Party
Exist is an artistic venture that integrates art and science. Projections, acrobatics, stilt dance, poetry, narrative, original music and innovative circus props build a truly multimedia experience of the cosmos. Carl Sagan’s famous quote, “We are star stuff,” is the seed of Exist. It implies that we are composed of chemical elements that originated inside stars. Our planet, our bodies, and everything that we love and cherish are here because of the life cycle of stars. Exist explores the physical and emotional significance of what it means to be human in the Universe.
Exist is a creative collaboration produced and directed by Stephanie Cortes, Natalie Brewster Nguyen, Zoë Anderson, and Nicole Curry.