Cirque Mechanics: Zephyr

Cirque Mechanics: Zephyr

Zephyr by Cirque Mechanics is inspired by the power of the wind – and the human ingenuity that goes into harnessing it. A rotating full-size windmill is the mechanical centerpiece of the visually stunning performance that includes aerial acts, juggling, acrobatics and original music.

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Embark on an exhilarating journey that blends the artistry of traditional circus with the wonders of steampunk aesthetics. Cirque Mechanics: Zephyr is a one-of-a-kind show will transport you to a world where acrobatics, mechanical marvels, and breathtaking performances collide with a whimsical atmosphere where gears turn, cogs spin, and contraptions come alive.

Humans have been harnessing the power of the wind for thousands of years. The beauty and efficacy of that timeless and ingenious process inspired the creative team at Cirque Mechanics to create Zephyr, a theatrical circus show that harnesses human power, instead of wind, to generate an energetic acrobatic experience.

Zephyr (which means gentle breeze from the Greek god of the west wind Zephyrus) tells the story of Nigel, mill owner and operator, and his complicated relationship with wind, the natural resource that powers his flour mill. His reliance on wind is tested and in turn he is lured by fuel in the name of progress as his primary energy source. His choices cause elation and disruption, aptly represented by the community the mill serves as dynamic and lyrical circus acts. Nigel grapples with tough choices and unintended outcomes with humor and optimism, which lead to acceptance, coexistence and balance with wind, progress, and his community.

Zephyr: Cirque Mechanics is a fusion of circus arts and theatrical storytelling. The steampunk-inspired machinery and intricate set designs bring this fantastical world to life and audiences witness gravity-defying aerialists soar through the air, while contortionists twist and bend their bodies into seemingly impossible positions. Marvel at the strength and agility of performers as they execute jaw-dropping balancing acts and fearless stunts.

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Made Possible by: Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary

Event Date

  • Saturday October 7th, 2023 - 7:30PM

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