"This is the essence of modern circus: intimate and personal, a combination of impressive physical skills and emotional storytelling. It’s visceral like modern dance and clever like avant-garde theatre—and a far cry from the ideas of circus that still prevail in America."
-Gemma Wilson, City Arts Magazine
Acrobatic Conundrum, Seattle's premier contemporary circus arts company, creates ensemble-based performances that engage and amaze audiences. Founded in 2012 by Artistic Director Terry Crane, the company blends virtuosic circus skill, dance and physical theater to create work that is poetic, a little absurd, beautiful and deeply relatable. Acrobatic Conundrum has produced five shows and appeared nationally and internationally at such venues as New York City’s SummerStage, the Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Vancouver CircusFest, TEDxRainier, and The Backstreet Festival in Alexandria, Egypt. The company is a 2015 and 2017 recipient of the City of Seattle’s CityArtist Projects Award.