Now in its 29th year, Circus Flora, St. Louis' own one ring circus, continues to delight audiences with thrilling, death defying acts of human and animal skill. Though the circus is small, the acts deliver the exhilaration and dramatic energy of a big circus in a much more intimate setting.
Looking for something different in holiday entertainment? Seriously consider "A Winter Fable," the current collaboration between Circus Flora and the St. Louis Symphony. It features great music by Steven Jarvi and the symphony—including some rarely played pieces by Ippolitov-Ivanov, Dvořák, and Janáček—and an impressive array of circus acts. It's major holiday fun.
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will be delivering Christmas presents for St. Louis audiences throughout the month of December. Let's sneak downstairs and take a peek under the wrapping, shall we?
Circus Flora's "The Pawn" is the strongest show they've done in years. The unifying concept—a chess game—provides a simple, easily understood thread to link the various acts and doesn't require a lot of narration.
How can mere mortals hope to compete with superheroes of the big screen? In the realm of entertainment, repeated exposure to CGI and cinematic special effects can skew our expectations. Our attention spans seem ever dwindling and it’s easy to forget that movie images are 2-dimensional illusions.
“A Child’s Christmas in Wales”, the St. Louis Symphony’s third team-up with Circus Flora, may be a bit over-long and under-rehearsed in spots, but it still packs plenty of holiday cheer.
Each month, this site features numerous photography pieces based on the work of the intrepid members of KDHX's pool of volunteer photographers.
Circus Flora's "A Celtic Night Circus: Tír na nÓg" was a mystical evening getaway, complete with a petting zoo, dazzling performances, a great dinner and an entire evening of engaging live theatre and circus.