Tag archives: Cirque Mechanics

Mass Menagerie
By Richard Mineards   |   October 25, 2018

The venerable Granada Theatre has been having a busy week. Cirque Mechanics, an inventive play on circuses of old, kicked off the week in a UCSB Arts & Lectures show, “42 ft: A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels.” The innovative 80-minute show had machines interacting with acrobats, dancers, jugglers, and contortionists, much to the delight of […]

Autumn of 42: Cirque’s Ring Pay Tribute
By Steven Libowitz   |   October 11, 2018

Man and his machines form the basic elements of Cirque Mechanics, the modern company founded 14 years ago by former BMX bike champion Chris Lashua, who began by creating an innovative aerial apparatus. In his and his team’s vision, circus certainly has acrobatics and clowning around, but also is rooted in realism achieved by the […]