A couple of weeks ago, MamaDrama (Holly Rosen Fink and Erin Leigh Peck) invited my 7 year old son, Ben, and I for a night out in NYC. First, we had dinner and a workshop with the New Victory Theater Teaching Artists at Dave and Busters in Times Square, and a performance of Urban by Circolombia at the New Victory Theater.
The teaching artist gathered us together and played a few games. Then showed us how to juggle using scarves. Ben was a little apprehensive at first (at even participating) but then really got into it.
After that, we enjoyed some new menu items from Dave and Busters. The Artichoke Dip was a big hit with my picky eater. My favorite item was the shrimp on skewers.
We got a tiny bit of game play in and then went over to the New Victory Theater for the 7 pm performance of Urban by Circolombia. We loved this show – it was full of action.
The official description reads as such: Circolombia is a company eager to tell their own stories. The tales of the cast’s experiences, thoughts and wishes became a stunning biographical backdrop to Urban. The performers all hail from Cali, Colombia (specifically, from Circo Para Todos, the barrio-based professional circus school), and the narrative of their hometown streets echoes throughout the show, from the music to the make-up and costumes and into their fearless physicality. With a strong connection to its own roots, Circolombia is a circus performance like no other that has graced the New Victory stage: packed with seemingly impossible feats of strength and other unprecedented acts as well as a look into the heart of another culture.
The first part was about twin sisters who had a falling out. I loved how the story was told through dance, without any dialogue. You felt the angst between them.
We also saw street-style acrobatics, the man in the barrel – who is the “spirit of the barrio”, elastic rope balancing, the aerial pyramid, aerial hoop, teeterboard, as well as dancing. The stunts the cast members were doing were awesome – crazy gymnastics, high swings, and the dancing was amazing. Check out a clip below!
It was recommended that children over 8 see this (but my 7 year old was absolutely fine).
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Thank you to MamaDrama, The New Victory Theater and Dave and Buster’s for a fun and very memorable night out with my son!