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Renowned aerialists to fly over stages across Western Maine Oct. 22- 24 [Sun Journal (Lewiston, ME)]

October 14, 2013

YellowBrix

Mahoosuc Arts Council awarded $4,300 in grants from the New England Foundation for the Arts

BETHEL - The Mahoosuc Arts Council has been awarded $4,300 grant awards from the New England Foundation for the Arts through the New England States Touring Program to support two performances in the 2013-14 Gould, Telstar and elementary performing arts series.

A grant of $3,000 was awarded to the council to support the presentation of the Nimble Arts Cirque Spectacular, featuring twin sister aerial dancers whose resumes include Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize and Pilobolus. Presented on a unique aerial apparatus that transforms the stage and is danced and flown upon as the show progresses.

Their trapeze, hoop and silk work will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Gould Academy's Bingham Auditorium. The following day, the aerialists will perform for two in-school assemblies for the students of Telstar Middle and High Schools and the home school students of the district. The final performance will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Androscoggin Theater at the Lepage Center for the Arts at Hebron Academy.

The other grant will provide $1,300 toward the presentation of Crabgrass Theater for the elementary students of MSAD#44, in an innovative and captivating take on the traditional tale of "Jack and the Beanstalk." Larger-than-life representations of traditional characters are set to a delightful score that polishes the timeless tale into modern context.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., curtain at 7 p.m. for all performances. Tickets are $15; free for students. For more information, visit www.mahoosucarts.org or call 207-824-3575.

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