Troupe Takes a Leap of Faith in the Sanctuary

Fleisher is thrilled to host trailblazing contemporary acrobatics company Almanac Dance Circus Theatre in the Sanctuary as it debuts Leaps of Faith and Other Mistakes June 25 – 28. A 75-minute work of dance theatre incorporating feats of balance, strength, and flexibility, Leaps of Faith and Other Mistakes is an absurd and contemplative tapestry of sublime human idiocy, isolationist seafarer cults, and the kinds of people that devote their lives to becoming acrobats.

In the work – created and performed by Nicole Burgio, Nick Gillette, Ben Grinberg, and Adam Kerbel, with words by Josh McIlvain and music written and performed by Patrick Lamborn – four hobbyists find each other alone in a world of weirdos, and push themselves to be “exceptional in every moment.” As they purify themselves and adopt an all-white uniform, their trusty sofa becomes a portal for exploration and they set out on the high-seas and leave the world of fast-food and normal people behind.


This is a great chance to see a live performance in the Sanctuary, Fleisher’s “playground for the soul.” Almanac has created site-specific elements for the performance and engage with the space’s architecture through acrobatic body shapes. The space’s remarkable acoustics will highlight the partially improvised musical score that Lamborn will create using upright bass, singing bowls, and electronics.

Learn more about show times, the company, and purchase tickets. All photos in this post are courtesy of Jenna Spitz.

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