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The Acrobatic Conundrum

Contemporary Circus Company


Contemporary Circus Company

This premier contemporary circus arts company creates performance experiences that engage and amaze audiences. Dedicated to a vision of human courage, connection and collaboration, they tell stories utilizing aerial artists, acrobats, masterful dancers and graceful manipulators of objects.

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Acrobatic Conundrum, © 2018 by Marc Hoffman


“They call themselves Acrobatic Conundrum – but the only real conundrum they present is the question of how they do what they do…’Love and Gravity’ is a feast of acrobatics, juggling, mime, contortionism, and dance.”
– Michael Upchurch (The Seattle Times)

“This is the essence of modern circus: intimate and personal, a combination of impressive physical skills and emotional storytelling. It’s visceral like modern dance and clever like avant-garde theatre – and a far cry from the ideas of circus that still prevail in America.”
– Gemma Wilson (City Arts Magazine)

“Anyone longing for a unique theatrical experience, featuring a masterful group of artists who trash formulaic and traditional methods, and take astonishing physical risks with precision, narrative, and perception, must see this extraordinary company perform.”
– Judy Finelli (Spectacle Magazine)

“Conundrum provides a fresh take on dance and circus arts. While Love & Gravity may not have been as familiarly structured as most contemporary dance, it offered delights unique from contemporary and classical dance. Love [& Gravity] explored gender dynamics and emotion with heart and honesty through movement. Acrobatic Conundrum puts its trust in the talents and strength – physical and artistic – of its artists, and that trust is well-founded.”
– Megan Stevenson (Seattle Dances)

“[Artistic Director] Terry [Crane] is a true artistic force and leads a troupe of exceptional circus performers. Acrobatic Conundrum pushes the envelope as they work outside of the box; mixing modern choreography, theatre, and new circus arts to create thoughtful and entertaining work.”
– Reenie Duff (Associate Artistic Director, Teatro ZinZanni)

“It felt tremendous to be in the audience … treated to such an authentic, strange, and beautiful performance by the Acrobatic Conundrum. The show was a true ensemble show, a seamless evening of circus-physical-theater, which I guess you could call ‘contemporary circus’. But I think by calling it ‘contemporary,’ one loses the timelessness of really darn good narrative, of humans struggling with human themes of humor and absurdity.”
– Ben Wendel (Duo Madrona)




No Educational Program Available
Minimum Performance Fee: $150/hr