KEARNS, Utah, Jan. 14, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — A group of Utahns is producing a one-night-only circus show in Kearns this month.
The event on Saturday, Jan. 23, is being staged by Utah Flying Trapeze and Aeris Aerial Arts. The show will feature acts including flying trapeze, aerial circus skill, stationary balances by a pair of performers called adagio, gymnasts and aerial acrobats.
Bogart McAvoy, of Utah Flying Trapeze, said he is looking forward to showing off home-grown talent at the show.
“This is definitely the first event of its kind it Utah. We are actually Utah’s first and only flying trapeze school,” he said. “My wife and I and two other couples who also have a passion for trapeze were tired of having to travel to fly trapeze, so we pooled our resources, bought a rig and hired professional instructors from other parts of the country to teach.
“Aeris Aerial Arts teaches and performs a wide variety of aerial arts. They will perform a variety of acts in two sections, one that will feature their students and one that will feature more advanced artists and their owner and founder Darla Davis,” McAvoy said.
“Utah Flying Trapeze will perform in two sections, one that will feature students who will perform with safety lines and a second one featuring staff who will not perform with safety lines.”
McAvoy said he hopes the show will become an annual if not even more frequent event.
He said the circus is family friendly, with children under 6 admitted free and face painting and balloon animals from 6-6:30 p.m.
The circus will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Utah Olympic Oval, 5662 S. Cougar Lane. Doors open at 6 p.m. and seating is open. Tickets are $20 online and $25 at the door.