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Cirque Mechanics to present “Pedal Punk”

PRESS RELEASE

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION

CONTACT: Amanda Horton, 501.450.3682; AHorton@uca.edu

November 6, 2014

CIRQUE MECHANICS TO PERFORM AT UCA FOR THIRD TIME

By Kelsey Williams

College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

CONWAY — Cirque Mechanics will make its third stop at the University of Central Arkansas on Monday, Nov. 17, at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall.

CircusMechanics_PedalPunk4(c)JerryMetellus[1]The show, “Pedal Punk,” explores a world where cycling is a way for people to abandon a technology-obsessed culture, and is set for 7:30 p.m.

“Cirque has consistently delighted our audience with magnificent stunts and creative choreography,” said Amanda Horton, director of UCA Public Appearances. “I can’t wait to see what their new show has in store for our ticketholders.”

“Pedal Punk” begins when a wacky bike shop mechanic interacts with bikes and cyclists; he repairs more than broken pieces. He creates wondrous machines and inspires the cyclists in all.

“We are very close to selling this show out,” Horton said.

Chris Lashua, a Boston native and German wheel artist, founded Cirque Mechanics in 2004.It established itself as a premier American circus after Lashua’s success with the Circus Center of San Francisco, “Birdhouse Factory”. Cirque uses a unique storytelling style and innovative mechanical staging to reveal circus acrobatics, mechanical wonders and a unique style of clowning around.

Tickets range from $23‐$40 for the general public and $10 for children and students. For tickets, call UCA Ticket Central Box Office at (501) 450-3265 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday or toll free from anywhere in Arkansas at 1-866-810-0012 or visit www.uca.edu/reynolds.

For more information, contact Horton at (501) 450-3682 or ahorton@uca.edu.

The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Departments of Art, Communication, Mass Communication and Theatre, Music and Writing. The college’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators and communicators. For more information about CFAC, visit www.uca.edu/cfac or call (501) 450-3293.

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