A circus variety show with a twist

Larry Van GuilderOur Town Arts

Dragonfly Aerial and Circus Arts Studio will be hosting a circus variety show with a twist. On Friday, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Sept. 21, when the sun goes down, the fire will turn up starting at 8:30 p.m. Located at their studio, Dragonfly artists along with some invited guests will have an evening of performances for the viewer to enjoy. The special showings are a fundraiser to benefit Dragonfly Aerial and Circus Arts Studio.

Katlyn Gagnier, one of the aerial instructors as well as a performer says, “It is in the spirit of inclusivity that we have launched our Circus After Dark fundraiser performance, a celebration of the human form and all it is capable of, with a cheeky, burlesque twist. We want everyone to know that no matter your age, size or where you come from, you can find joy in circus arts.”

Dragonfly Aerial and Circus Arts Studio is run by artists and trained instructors who both teach and perform. Started in 2010 by six local aerialists, Dragonfly offers the Knoxville area classes in the circus arts for everyone of any fitness level, as well as the opportunity to book trained and passionate professional performers for festivals and special events. At Dragonfly, you will increase physical fitness and self-confidence through an activity normally found only in larger metropolitan areas. They offer you the perks of big-city circus fun right in your home town.

Circus After Dark provides an entertaining evening of fun for those 21 and older. Performances you have never seen before combining the amazing art of circus (and just a little bit of skin) plus a benefit for the arts community.

Tickets are available online through their website: http://www.dragonflyaerialartsstudio.com as well as at the door.  The studio is located at 4504 Fennel Rd. in Knoxville.

Dragonfly Aerial and Circus Arts Studio is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of those in the Knoxville community. They share the health and wellness benefits of circus arts with at-risk and underprivileged youth through our community outreach programs, tuition scholarships, children’s circus camp and classes, and annual circus extravaganza. They believe that the circus is a home for everyone. Dragonfly creates a space where every student is celebrated for their uniqueness and can express their creativity.

For additional information, contact Evelyn Burnett at [email protected].

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