I can count on one hand the amount of times I’ve been to the circus in my life, so when I got the opportunity to partner with Downtown STL, Inc., I was so excited.
Circus Harmony is in town and I was able to experience it first-hand at the City Museum on Saturday night. To be honest, I was not expecting much since this circus is comprised of kids under 20 years old, but my goodness was I mistaken. I was blown away by the amount of talent and skill these kids had. Truly amazing. The night was filled with aerial acrobatics, contortionists, unicycles, juggling and so much more!
Before we headed to the City Museum, we were treated to drinks and some appetizers at 360 STL!
Note: Circus Harmony has two more shows on January 25 & 26. Purchase tickets here.This is a great show for kids!
The show this year is Fluente: An Underseas Circus Adventure, and let me tell you, the creativity surrounding this theme was amazing. I honestly don’t think there as a time when I wasn’t completely dumbfounded by the talent and thrill I experienced.
Circus Harmony is a non-profit social circus organization that uses circus arts to motivate social change. By inspiring individuals and connecting communities with our circus education and entertainment programs, we have a positive impact on the St. Louis area and beyond.
Our programs teach valuable life skills like perseverance, focus, and teamwork. Learning circus with others teaches trust, responsibility and cooperation. Perhaps the most important experience we give our participants is the opportunity to meet and interact with children from different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds than their own.
We believe the path to peace is a path of cooperation and communication. Teaching children from different neighborhoods how to stand on each other’s shoulders may seem like a strange way to take this path. But it’s the technique we use! Circus Harmony promotes peace through pyramids, joy through juggling and harmony through handsprings.