Circus Oz to Visit Walton Arts Center
Walton Arts Center officials will bring the Australian outfit Circus Oz to Northwest Arkansas from Thursday, March 29 to April 3.
Circus Oz, which is more than three decades old, will consist of “two hours of absurd acrobatics, aerial performances, comedy and much more, all set to the rocking sound of the live Circus Oz band.”
The show will include a woman who can juggle a table with her feet, a “super-strong trapeze artist who can climb through a tennis racket,” and an acrobat “who can balance on a precarious stack of five rolling tubes,” said Bethany Goodwin, public relations manager at WAC.
Javier Goitia, engineering major, said he was excited for the performance.
“I am excited to always see what type of performances the Walton Arts Center brings, especially the Broadway Series. Also the fact that we have a chance to get students discounts, makes it a lot more reachable,” Goitia said.
On Friday, March 30, Walton Arts Center will invite people to dress up as characters from “Steam Punk,” a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history and fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s.
“Works of ‘Steam Punk’ often feature anachronistic technology or futuristic innovations as Victorians may have envisioned them; in other words, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art.”
“We wanted to bring something new to an opening show. This way, people can dress up as the Victorian fashion and culture and share their costumes with other people present,” Goodwin said.
“It is my first time seeing an international circus like this one in Fayetteville, especially one all the way from Australia. It is definitely going to be a mind-blowing performance,” said Andres Paz, business major.
Tickets for Circus Oz range from $29 to $49.