With a name like Cirque Berzerk, this circus is sure to raise some eyebrows. Yes, it is not your every day family circus. For several days now, a gigantic red and white big top tent has been spied in the Los Angeles State Historic Park area. For the locals, this area is also known as the Cornfields.
So what is the Cirque Berzerk all about, and why isn’t it a “family circus?” The LA Times says:
But parents be warned: this is no kid-friendly elephants-and-acrobats fare. Sexy, scandalous and wholly unsuitable for children, this is Cirque Berzerk. Last summer, Cirque Berzerk ‘s debut show, “Beneath,” introduced L.A. to its nouveau mix of burlesque beauties, daring aerialists, fire-dancers and freak show artists to sold-out audiences.
Besides revamping their staple acts – burlesque, fire-dancing, and clown, contortion and aerial numbers – seven new acts are set to premiere. As if playing with fire and dangling from tissue weren’t daring enough, they’ve added bungee and trampoline acts, as well as a jaw-dropping two-person contortion act. Headed up by Michael “Tex” Redinger, who’s come to some fame for what he calls “stilt-jumping”, this unique double trampoline piece requires bouncers to clear (or land on) a high platform or suffer a major fall.
These acts will surely help you forget your woes for a while.
For more information (and to go get your tickets!):
Where: Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring St. When: Shows run from June 18 through July 5, times vary. Two shows per day on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Price: Ticket prices, $25, $45, $60, $80. Info: cirqueberzerk.com