Current Productions

 
 Click on image for more information! Photo: Marc Hoffman

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Photo: Marc Hoffman

the fig tree waltzes

Now playing in Seattle!
12th Avenue Arts
1620 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
December 7-16

Featuring choreography from Costa Rica's Jimmy Ortiz Chinchilla, Acrobatic Conundrum's newest work blends circus and dance into a poetic experience that pushes the artists to the edge. In a world where stakes are high and time is running out, The Fig Tree Waltzes is a paean to the human drive to keep playing against overwhelming odds.

Available to tour February - June 2020

 Click on image for more information! Photo: The Silence

Click on image for more information!
Photo: The Silence

CONTEMPORARY CIRCUS FLIGHT

Now playing in Seatte!
12th Avenue Arts
1620 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
December 2, 14, 16
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FREE PERFORMANCE!

Let Acrobatic Conundrum be your circus sommelier!

Contemporary Circus Flight is totally free, totally short, and totally varied. During this half-hour long show, you’ll sample a range of short circus works accompanied by informal commentary. Whether you’re totally new to circus or a contemporary circus aficionado, the Contemporary Circus Flight is a fun way to get a taste for what’s happening under the big tent we call circus.

 Click on image for more information. Photo: Steve Sarafian

Click on image for more information.
Photo: Steve Sarafian

VOLUME 6: SOMETHING STOLEN

Now playing in Seattle!
12th Avenue Arts
1620 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122
November 30 - December 2
December 20 - 22

The acts we see onstage strike us with their originality and timeliness, we seldom learn the questionable origins or borrowed elements behind them. This year, in Acrobatic Conundrum’s annual curated cabaret, a talented team of acrobats and circus performers reveal the sources of their inspiration. Volume 6 is an homage to circus past, art translated into movement, and thrilling feats that plagiarize life experience itself.

 Click on image for more information. Photo: The Silence

Click on image for more information.
Photo: The Silence

WINTER FUND DRIVE

Ends December 31, 2018!¨

Not a show, but a very important part of how we continue to bring you shows!

We are aiming to raise $10,000 by December 31.

Acrobatic Conundrum is the product of work, sweat, training, research and support from friends like you. Your support goes to everything from paying artists, to renting venues, to creating free shows (like the Contemporary Circus Flight!)

You can make a donation now, click on the image above for more information or add a donation to your ticket purchase when you check out!


Past Productions

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love and gravity

Available to tour February - June 2020

Love and Gravity presents six artists on a minimal stage with little else but their talents and hearts. The performers explore, through a tapestry-like journey, the endless ways in which we find love, support and partnership. This evening-length piece is appropriate for all ages and will leave you feeling joyful and awed by the power of human connection.

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volumes 1 - 5

Premiered 2012.

Every year, Acrobatic Conundrum curates a cabaret, adding a new “Volume” to the ever evolving story of circus. Each Volume is a world unto itself, featuring original pieces - long and short - from circus artists of all stripes.

Past performers include: Lauren Joy Hurley, Alex Allan, Leah Jones, Ellie Rossi, Una Bennett, Ross Travis and more. 

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language of chance

Premiered 2014.

Inspired by author Jorge Luis Borges’ magical realist tale, "The Library of Babel," this show consists of two pieces: A Book is Not a Ladder by choreographer and director KT Niehoff and Secret Passages by UMO Ensemble Executive Artist Elizabeth Klob. 

 

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the way out

Premiered 2013.

In Acrobatic Conundrum's debut production, eight strangers find themselves in a room with no exit. They are isolated from the world in a bunker where supplies are scarce. With no allies but each other, eight disparate personalities vie for survival, connection, and a way out.