A Length of Rope w/ Special Guest Strangely (Boston, MA)
Apr
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

A Length of Rope w/ Special Guest Strangely (Boston, MA)

Esh Circus Arts - April 29

A Length of Rope Tour is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tour sponsored by Anchorage Community Works. This tour will circle the United States offering donation based performances and workshops across the country.

Ariel Schmidtke's "A Length of Rope" explores the significant choices we come to in life, with a rope and trapeze suspended on opposing sides of each intersection. These two circus apparatuses represent the struggle of choosing between different directions—be it a choice of place, identity, friendship, or love. There is no fourth wall in this show, spectators can see Schmidtke's hands tremble from physical exhaustion and some portions are performed among the audience members. The show’s relatability and vulnerability invite audience members to project their own choices on the performance and explore for themselves their lost possibilities. In this way, the work is innovative, it pushes beyond circus, beyond drama, to a place of intimate connection.

From emceeing to performing his own full-length show, Strangely will be joining the tour as a multifaceted performer. Strangely has trice circled the globe with his award winning, “rollicking, sing-along, one-man, cabaret riot” (Broadway Baby, Edinburgh) show Roaring Accordion. Never failing to impress, Strangely draws audiences into an epic world where anything can--and often does--happen.  

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A Length of Rope w/ Special Guest Strangely (Madison, WI)
Apr
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

A Length of Rope w/ Special Guest Strangely (Madison, WI)

Madison Circus Space - April 21

A Length of Rope Tour is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tour sponsored by Anchorage Community Works. This tour will circle the United States offering donation based performances and workshops across the country.

Ariel Schmidtke's "A Length of Rope" explores the significant choices we come to in life, with a rope and trapeze suspended on opposing sides of each intersection. These two circus apparatuses represent the struggle of choosing between different directions—be it a choice of place, identity, friendship, or love. There is no fourth wall in this show, spectators can see Schmidtke's hands tremble from physical exhaustion and some portions are performed among the audience members. The show’s relatability and vulnerability invite audience members to project their own choices on the performance and explore for themselves their lost possibilities. In this way, the work is innovative, it pushes beyond circus, beyond drama, to a place of intimate connection.

From emceeing to performing his own full-length show, Strangely will be joining the tour as a multifaceted performer. Strangely has trice circled the globe with his award winning, “rollicking, sing-along, one-man, cabaret riot” (Broadway Baby, Edinburgh) show Roaring Accordion. Never failing to impress, Strangely draws audiences into an epic world where anything can--and often does--happen.  

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A Length of Rope w/ Special Guest Strangely (Bellingham, WA)
Apr
8
to Apr 9

A Length of Rope w/ Special Guest Strangely (Bellingham, WA)

  • The Bellingham Circus Guild (map)
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The Cirque Lab - April 8 @ 8pm & April 9 @ 6pm

A Length of Rope Tour is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tour sponsored by Anchorage Community Works. This tour will circle the United States offering donation based performances and workshops across the country.

Ariel Schmidtke's A Length of Rope explores the significant choices we come to in life, with a rope and trapeze suspended on opposing sides of each intersection. These two circus apparatuses represent the struggle of choosing between different directions—be it a choice of place, identity, friendship, or love. There is no fourth wall in this show, spectators can see Schmidtke's hands tremble from physical exhaustion and some portions are performed among the audience members. The show’s relatability and vulnerability invite audience members to project their own choices on the performance and explore for themselves their lost possibilities. In this way, the work is innovative, it pushes beyond circus, beyond drama, to a place of intimate connection.

From emceeing to performing his own full-length show, Strangely will be joining the tour as a multifaceted performer. Strangely has trice circled the globe with his award winning, “rollicking, sing-along, one-man, cabaret riot” (Broadway Baby, Edinburgh) show Roaring Accordion. Never failing to impress, Strangely draws audiences into an epic world where anything can--and often does--happen.  

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A Length of Rope w/Special Guest Strangely! (Seattle, WA)
Apr
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

A Length of Rope w/Special Guest Strangely! (Seattle, WA)

Versatile Arts - 8pm

A Length of Rope Tour is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tour sponsored by Anchorage Community Works. This tour will circle the United States offering donation based performances and workshops across the country.

Ariel Schmidtke's A Length of Rope explores the significant choices we come to in life, with a rope and trapeze suspended on opposing sides of each intersection. These two circus apparatuses represent the struggle of choosing between different directions—be it a choice of place, identity, friendship, or love. There is no fourth wall in this show, spectators can see Schmidtke's hands tremble from physical exhaustion and some portions are performed among the audience members. The show’s relatability and vulnerability invite audience members to project their own choices on the performance and explore for themselves their lost possibilities. In this way, the work is innovative, it pushes beyond circus, beyond drama, to a place of intimate connection.

From emceeing to performing his own full-length show, Strangely will be joining the tour as a multifaceted performer. Strangely has trice circled the globe with his award winning, “rollicking, sing-along, one-man, cabaret riot” (Broadway Baby, Edinburgh) show Roaring Accordion. Never failing to impress, Strangely draws audiences into an epic world where anything can--and often does--happen.  

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Strangely and Shay Spectacular St. Paddy's Day (Filmore, CA)
Mar
17
5:00pm 5:00pm

Strangely and Shay Spectacular St. Paddy's Day (Filmore, CA)

Two folk singers from the Northwest full of spit and vinegar, Strangely & Shay put on an energetic show full of sing-alongs and laughter! 

Accordionist Strangely T. Doesburg and banjoist Aaron J. Shay have been friends for years, performing together and touring cities both close to home and far afield, from Portland to Finland! With Strangely's bombastic charisma and Shay's earnest charm, they leave an audience smiling and humming a tune, no matter where they go!

Arrive between 5-6pm for farm tours, games and socializing
Potluck dinner at 6pm
Music at 7pm-9pm-ish

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 Massive Show with La Gente, Kendra McKinley, Buck Thrifty and Rags (Santa Rosa, CA)
Feb
10
to Feb 11

Massive Show with La Gente, Kendra McKinley, Buck Thrifty and Rags (Santa Rosa, CA)

  • Arlene Francis Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The North Bay opens its gates for two of San Francisco's finest... LA GENTE (high energy, multilingual dance band) and KENDRA McKINLEY (chamber-pop psychedelia)! Also featuring traveling vaudeville performer STRANGELY and sets by local musicians RAGS (SOLO) and BUCK THRIFTY! Let's welcome these out of town bands and show them how we do things in the North Bay!

$8-15, sliding scale. Doors at 7:00PM

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