VIDEO: Young Stars of OPENAIR Circus Show Off Skills
The children and teens who participated in this summer's OPENAIR Circus classes showed off their acts during performances on Aug. 5, 6 and 7.
Patch Whiz Kids of the Week: The stars of OPENAIR Circus
Their many feats: During summer shows on Aug. 5, 6 and 7 at Nunziato Field, children and teenagers hula hooped, tumbled, danced, pretended to fight and walked on stilts that let them touch the top of the tent.
How they did it: For six weeks this summer, kids from Somerville and nearby met at Nunziato Field to practice circus acts for the 26th annual OPENAIR Circus show. This year’s theme was “In Space.” For many of the acts, children dressed up as the sun, moon or planets, or as characters from Star Wars, as outer-space-themed pop music played.
For the grand finale, children and adults hoisted themselves onto stilts, in some cases taller than themselves, and danced, to the delight of the audience.