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Circus on the High Seas opens December 19!

posted Dec 17, 2014, 11:45 AM by ARTFARM info   [ updated Dec 17, 2014, 11:48 AM ]

Order your tickets now for the three performance opening run of Circophony's new show, Circus on the High Seas
7 pm on Friday, December 19 
Noon and 4 pm on Saturday, December 20. 
This delightful sea-soaked circus will charm all ages with its clown sailors, stilt-dancing pirates, juggling octopus, mermaid contortionists, acrobatic fish and all kinds of other maritime circus antics.
Circophony is a youth circus collaboration between ARTFARM and Oddfellows Playhouse. 
All performances at Oddfellows Playhouse, 128 Washington Street, Middletown. 
Tickets are $12 for adults & $8 for kids/students/seniors.
Call (860) 347-6143 for reservations or go to www.oddfellows.org.

Circus on the High Seas is available to tour through June 2015. For more info, or to book a performance, contact ARTFARM: info@art-farm.org
Director: Dic Wheeler
Assistant Director/Head Trainer: Allison McDermott
Costume Design: Katya Vetrov
Rehearsal photos below by David Schulz

Circus on the High Seas: Poster by Jason Leinwand

posted Nov 19, 2014, 12:03 PM by ARTFARM info   [ updated Nov 19, 2014, 12:04 PM ]

Arts and Aging Symposium a huge hit!

posted Nov 19, 2014, 10:05 AM by ARTFARM info   [ updated Nov 19, 2014, 10:12 AM ]

About 150 people joined us on November 7 for a "Symposium on the Arts and Aging" at Middlesex Community College. Dr. Bernie Siegel was the keynote speaker, kicking off the event with an inspiring hour-long talk entitled "Grow Young Along with Me". Workshops followed by John Basinger, Sari Rosenblatt and Carolyn Kirsch. The Symposium, which was co-sponsored by ARTFARM and MxCC, culminated in a panel discussion moderated by MxCC Professor Judith Felton. Panelists included Wendy Black-Nasta, Neely Bruce, Donna Fedus, Carlos Hernandez-Chavez and Carolyn Kirsch. Thank you to all the presenters and panelists, thanks Bernie, thanks to Judith Felton, Rebecca Loew and President Anna Wasescha at Mxcc, and a big thanks to all of you who attended the event.
See you at the next one. See photo highlights of the Symposium below, as well as a document from John Basinger's workshop entitled "Sharpening the Aging Brain":



Circophony's Circus on the High Seas!

posted Oct 15, 2014, 10:51 AM by ARTFARM info   [ updated Nov 19, 2014, 12:00 PM ]

The thirteen young performers in Circophony Youth Circus are hard at work preparing for the opening of their new show, Circus on the High Seas,  December 19 & 20 at Oddfellows Playhouse. 
Circophony, directed by Dic Wheeler and ARTFARM teaching artist and performer Allison McDermott, is a collaboration between ARTFARM and Oddfellows. The new show features pirates on stilts, clown sailors, a juggling octopus, mermaid contortionists and a bunch of other sea creatures and aquatic circus performers. This show will be great for all ages! See it at Oddfellows, see it at First Night Hartford, or bring the show to your school, club or special event!
Friday, December 19 at 7 pm
Saturday, December 20 at noon and 4 pm
at Oddfellows Playhouse, 128 Washington St., Middletown

First Night Hartford: 7:45 pm on December 31 at State House Square
Available to tour through June, 2015
Some rehearsal photos below. Costume photos coming soon!


King Lear celebrates a great two week run!

posted Aug 5, 2014, 5:21 PM by ARTFARM info   [ updated Aug 5, 2014, 5:22 PM ]

ARTFARM's production of King Lear brought record crowds to the Grove and received glowing reviews from audience members, many of whom returned more than once to see the epic. Here are a few photos by Bill DeKine of the two week run of King Lear in the Grove on the campus of Middlesex Community College. More extensive photo gallery coming soon!

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