Urban Carnevale — Free Rink Events

(9.20) Celebrate 10 years with FirstWorks with Urban Carnevale tonight at the Providence Rink. Two performances of Strange Fruit (seen here) tonight at 7:30pm and 9:30pm.

Australia’s Strange Fruit fuses theater, dance and circus in performances that have amazed over 5 million people at prestigious events in more than 50 countries around the world, including the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games. Suspended above the crowd on 15-foot poles, the artists in “Spheres” become celestial beings, emerging from and rising above giant, illuminated globes in a cosmic, whimsical and awe-inspiring performance.

Unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, this 25-minute nighttime performance features four daredevils telling a spectacular story of creation, life, the universe and freedom as they bend and sway to seemingly impossible angles, creating a hypnotizing aerial dance.

Pre-Carnivale programming starts at 2pm with a conversation with Australia’s Strange Fruit. For African drum and dance lessons go to Burnside park at 3pm.

Free, 5pm, Saturday, September 20, Providence Rink, Kennedy Plaza, (directions)

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