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.
With only one ring, Circus Flora is small but the excitement and professionalism it possesses are as big as anyone could possibly imagine.
One of the more welcome harbingers of summer in St. Louis is the appearance of Circus Flora’s air-conditioned tent on the parking lot just south of Powell Hall. It’s two and one-half hours of music, comedy, and great circus acts. No seat is more than 42 feet away from the ring, it’s fun for the whole family, and the prices are even reasonable. What’s not to like?
“It's not where you start”, runs a Dorothy Fields lyric from the 1973 musical Seesaw, “it's where you finish. It's not how you go, it's how you land.” Despite some stumbling first steps, the 24th installment of our own Circus Flora finishes triumphantly and lands firmly on its feet.