Dec 082012
 

Cirque Banquiste - Lone Star Circus

Cirque Banquiste Performs New Years Eve Weekend

(See discount code for tickets below!)

It’s almost time for Lone Star Circus’ annual circus extravaganza, Cirque Banquisté! We went last year and it was a wonderful experience!

When I interviewed Fanny Kerwich, founder and Creative Director of Lone Star Circus, she explained to me that renowned circus artists from around the world come to Dallas just to perform in Cirque Banquisté, and they have just a few days to put this amazing show together each year. The show features acrobats, aerialists, hand balancers, jugglers, clowns and contortionists, just to name a few, who perform together to create a fabulous show just for DFW! Continue reading »

Dec 202011
 

I had a chance to talk to Fanny Kerwich, the found and Creative Director of Lone Star Circus recently. She was really awesome–such a lively and positive person! We talked about her history in the circus and how she founded Lone Star Circus and the Lone Star Circus School, both non-profit organizations. We also talked about Lone Star Circus’ new holiday show Cirque Banquiste which will be playing at the Rosewood Center for Arts from December 29th through January 1st. The show features international circus super stars that come to Dallas during the holidays just to perform in this show. My family can’t wait to see it!  Ticket prices for Cirque Banquiste range from $20 – $45 and you can get a 10% discount at www.lonestarcircus.org by using the discount code LSC!

I was really impressed to hear that Fanny started training on the trapeze at age 4 and then started performing professionally in her family’s circus when she was just 6 years old!

She ended up starting Lone Star Circus because she met her then future husband when she was touring with a show in Dallas. Really neat love story!

If you’d like to read my post about my interview with Fanny Kerwich, click here to see the post on my North Texas Kids blog.

Enjoy!

P.S. Don’t forget that I’m giving away 4 tickets to the opening night for Lone Star Circus and the contest ends Thursday, Dec 22nd. There are two easy ways to enter. Click here to find out how.

Dec 122011
 

So excited about Lone Star Circus’ new holiday show, Cirque Banquiste! My family got to see a preview of Cirque Banquiste at the North Texas Kids Family Expo back in November and the cast was so  exciting to watch! The show will open on Thursday, December 29th at The Rosewood Center for Family Arts and play for six performances through January 1st. What a cool way to spend a family friendly New Year’s Eve!

I love The Rosewood Center. That’s where Dallas Children’s Theater is based and it’s such a nice, intimate venue which means you get to see everything up close! We recently went to see Madeline’s Christmas and The Nutcracker there and had so much fun. By the way, be sure to check out my review of Madeline’s Christmas at my blog on NorthTexasKids.com.

My kids can’t wait to see Cirque Banquiste. They were really impressed with the acrobatic moves, balancing acts and the hoola hooping (with up to 10 hoops!) that we saw in the short preview at the Expo. If that little bit was so good, imagine how great the full performance will be.

The show features acrobats, aerialists, hand balancers, jugglers, from all over the world who will perform together to create a sensational circus extravaganza! Can’t wait to see all the fancy costumes they’ll be wearing. A couple of Dallas acts, Slappy and Monday from Slappy’s Playhouse, are also in the show.

Remember, there are only going to be six performances from December 29th to January 1st so get your tickets ASAP! Tickets for Lone Star Circus range from $20-$45 and you can get 10% off right now by entering code LSC at http://lonestarcircus.org/.

 

TheMomsJournal is giving away 4 tickets to the opening night performance of Cirque Banquiste on Thursday, December 29th at 7:30pm. Here’s how you can enter this contest:

 

  1. Like TheMomsJournal Facebook page and leave a comment there about what you’d like to be if you could be if you could join the circus or why you’d like to see Lone Star Circus.
  2. When you’re done, send me an email.
  3. Contest ends this Thursday, December 22nd. Winner will be notified by email.

Good Luck!