Cirque de Vol Presents Webs Circus at Burning Coal Theatre
A CIRCUS THAT IS BREAKING THE SILENCE WITH BEAUTY AND RESILIENCE
“This circus invites the audience to enjoy feats of honesty and daring aerials, acrobatics, and spoken word while imagining a world without limits.”
~Johnson City Press
DOWNTOWN RALEIGH, NC
JAN 6th & 7th 2023
WEBS IS A CIRCUS THAT WEAVES TOGETHER STORIES OF HEALING AND
JUSTICE FOR SURVIVORS
Tennessee-Based Circus Ensemble, One World Circus, will perform Webs, a show that weaves together stories of healing and justice for survivors of sexual trauma. Through feats of aerial, tightrope, song, and storytelling they share narratives that call for justice, a new era of sex education for young people, and the end of rape culture.
The show will be presented by Raleigh’s local aerial ensemble and circus arts school, Cirque De Vol Productions, at Burning Coal Theatre on January 6 and 7, 2023.
More about Webs:
Webs is a collection of stories about healing from sexualized violence as told through the mediums of circus, music, and poetry. These stories come courageously from our real-life cast, friends, and community members. They are stories about living through the experience of sexualized violence and finding the courage to heal.
We share these stories to remind survivors and those who know them that it is possible to feel whole again and that we are allowed to imagine and craft a world where this kind of thing doesn't happen. We share these stories to remember that none of us is alone in the survivor’s experience.
"This circus invites the audience to enjoy feats of honesty and daring aerials,
acrobatics and spoken word while imagining a world without limits."
Produced with support from New England Center for Circus Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, The Arts and Culture Alliance, Appalachian Community Fund, The Tennessee Arts Commission, Sisters of the Presentation, and Network of Ensemble Theaters.
Friday January 6 & Saturday Jan 7, 2023.
Burning Coal Theatre
224 Polk Street
Raleigh, NC 27604
*Please note: First time visitors will be prompted to create a Mindbody account first before they can purchase tickets.
If interested in multiple tickets, simply add one to your cart, then hit the “continue shopping” button before finishing the checkout process to go back and add the additional tickets. Large ticket quantities may also be purchased over the phone at 919-615-2484.
Along With Exciting Performances One World Circus Offers These Stimulating Workshops
Black Widow Baby: Exploring an Aerial Spider Web January 7th 1-2:30PM
Webs Circus uses a 15 foot aerial spider web as a centerpiece of their show . Come explore this unique apparatus with us, finding ways to move in and around the web.
Circus as a Somatic and Healing Experience January 8th 12:15-1:45PM
Circus is great for physical strength, but it can also be part of a mental health program. We will explore how to help our students experience their bodies as a safe place, so that a class situation might be a healing experience for people who have experienced trauma or neurodivergence.