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Exist - Tucson, AZ

  • Berger Performing Arts Center 1200 West Speedway Boulevard Tucson, AZ, 85745 United States (map)

An astronomy-inspired circus performance that takes you on a journey through the cosmos. Exploring what it means to be alive and present in the age of science and how we are connected to the lives of stars.

Schedule - May 11th, 2019

  • 4:00 pm Free Public Lecture on Fate of Earth - Speaker Aaron Farber

  • 5:00 pm Astronomy Art Gallery - Local artists exhibit art with a focus on astronomy.

  • 7:00 pm EXIST Performance Doors open at 6:15pm.

Tickets - Radical Hospitality

  • Sliding Scale:  $0 – 25/person ~ Pay what you can!

  • Sustaining:  $25/person

  • Sponsorship: $75 – 150/person - Includes VIP seating, an intergalactic goody bag, and special thanks in our program.

Tucson grassroots performance troupe Cirque Roots brings its latest production to The Edward B. Berger Performing Arts Center in downtown Tucson, AZ. Exist: Messengers of the Cosmos is an astronomy-inspired theatrical circus infused with hard science, mythology, and universal questions. Audience goers will also have the opportunity to experience a free educational workshop by Aaron Farber on the Fate of Earth and a visual art gallery inspired by the stars.

Exist is an artistic venture that integrates art and science. Projections, acrobatics, stilt dance, poetry, narrative, original music, and innovative circus props build a truly multimedia experience of the cosmos. Carl Sagan’s famous quote, “We are star stuff,” is the seed of Exist. It implies that we are composed of chemical elements that originated inside stars. Our planet, our bodies, and everything that we love and cherish are here because of the life cycle of stars. Exist explores the physical and emotional significance of what it means to be human in the Universe.