The Tao Line
Presented by Lee Brasuell and ABCirque
Inside the Tao, we are met with the basis of human activity: greed, ego, partnership and community. As we walk this strange path and are thrown down whatever road the Tao directs us, we find that cooperation with ourselves and others is the only way forward.
Watch as four characters struggle to decipher what is real and what is simply a warped perception of reality. Our own experiences can make it so hard to let go; but the Tao forces us to make connections. If we work together, the unpredictable and unattainable somehow begins to become possible.
Original Music: Alex Weston
Cast: Chris Delgado, Ayla Weisz, Angela Buccinni Butch
Choreography & Direction: Angela Buccini Butch in collaboration with cast, with workshopped material by members of ABCirque & The Muse.
Conceptual Designer: Henry Degerman
A huge thank you to Oklahoma State University
Steve Reich's modern minimalist masterwork Different Trains is performed with live musicians by Groupmuse (no relation other than our mutual and undying commitment to the explosive expressive potential of every moment on this earth) with a brand new acrobatic choreography by members of The Muse Brooklyn's in-house circus company ABCirque.
Imagine you are a part of a circus ballet, with aerialists and acrobats, human puppets and performers on silks swirling around you, all choreographed to Stravinsky's wild, surreal, virtuosic, energy - filled Petroushka.
In this massivemuse, ABCirque and the Experiential Orchestra combine forces to produce Petroushka live with circus choreography where the ballet is performed by ABCirque performers.
Choreographed and directed by artistic director Angela Buccinni.
Conducted by Experiential Orchestra Music Director James Blachly.
Wild West in Brooklyn
Imagine what happens when .....
A Cowboy, A Pretty Lady and a Gentleman play with ropes, whips & knives ....in Brooklyn! Mosey on over to The Muse as it converts to a western saloon for an evening of thrills!
- The amazing cowboy, World Champion Trick Roper & Bullwhip Record Holder: Chris McDaniel
- The world's fastest & most ACCURATE Knife Thrower: The Great Throwdini
- ABCirque performers!
An Experiential Orchestra in collaboration with GroupMuse & ABCirque at The Muse Brooklyn.
Drink your cares away as you enter into a bohème of an opium den on a psychedelic journey that only the combination of circus and symphony music can create. GroupMuse & ABCirque go BIG with a symphony spectacular that tells the tale of a young artist's self - destructive play and passion for a beautiful woman. You will witness his obsession, hallucinations, tantrums, moments of tenderness, ecstasy and despair.
After years of touring and collaborating together the master mind Richard Grimes of Cordis & circus choreographer and director Angela Buccinni of The Muse Brooklyn & ABCirque have decided to bring the concert home to Brooklyn!
Cordis is a progressive rock chamber music group. Known for their ambient textures, prominent use of electric cimbalom, and extensive percussion. For their home concert ABCirque & Cordis will break the 4th wall of the traditional concert setting with innovative, genre-breaking circus choreography of Buccinni & her company as they emerge from all angles of the warehouse.
Without traditional seating as you enter the massive warehouse, brace yourself for a musical & thrilling visuals like never before.
Justice Avengers and the Orange Menace
While we often reminisce about the Big Top days, the touring circus, the lions and tigers and bears (oh my) -- Justice Avengers busts that aesthetic wide open. This show defies expectations, destroys gender and social norms, and gets in more than a few good jabs at our horror-show president. Justice Avengers is an interactive show that confronts real-life injustices and challenges its audience to work together to solve problems -- with a little help from a cast of gravity-defying superheroes.
But this show is as risqué as it is subversive. All of our superheroes are just a little bit off -- not manly enough, straight enough, American enough. It celebrates difference in true circus style -- by dressing it up in spandex, handing it a microphone, and embracing whatever happens next.
Imagined, designed, and co-created by a team of NYC’s best acrobats, dancers, and rigging experts, Justice Avengers is an immersive adventure and an opportunity to the outer limits of possibility.
An existential fairy tale written by Jo Wallfish
Chorographed & directed by Angela Buccinni