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About Cirque Mechanics

In every show of their new North American tour, Cirque Mechanics finds a 42ft ring full of thrills, laughs and excitement. In "42ft – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels," the company dares us to leap into the circus ring to experience the endurance of this evolving art form.

The shows’ unique mechanical interpretation of the traditional and its story full of the reality and lore of the historic one-ring circus, create a welcoming place, much like a big top, where we can be amazed. The action in 42ft is displayed with theatricality and a modern sensibility, showcasing a galloping mechanical metal horse and a rotating tent frame for strongmen, acrobats and aerialists.

Founded in 2004 by Boston native and German Wheel artist, Chris Lashua, Cirque Mechanics quickly established itself as a premiere American circus, with its unique approach to performance, inspiring storytelling and innovative mechanical staging. Spectacle Magazine hailed it as “the greatest contribution to the American circus since Cirque du Soleil”.

Cirque Mechanics, although inspired by modern circus, finds its roots in the mechanical and its heart in the stories of American ingenuity. The shows, rooted in realism, display a raw quality, rarely found in modern circus, that makes their message timeless and relevant. The stories are wrapped in circus acrobatics, mechanical wonders and a bit of clowning around.

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Recommended for all ages. All attending – including infants – will require a ticket.

Smothers Theatre at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, CA 90263

October 16th only

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