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2009 Summer Program

This year, the other Whitney Museum celebrated the ingenious Circus that Alexander Calder constructed in Paris 80 years ago. Calder was an artist who had trained as an engineer. His performers are playful constructions of wire, wood, and scraps assembled with an artist's imagination and an engineer's love for clever mechanisms. Our finale workshops will construct animals and performers inspired by Calder, circus traditions around the world, and your imagination. With a grand performance on August 21.

Circus performers perfect fine motor skills. Develop your electric motor skills. Construct robot dancers, corde lisse aerialists, acrobats, and animals – all with wild movements. Construct a fire eaters and jugglers, fire hoopers that perform ancient tricks with modern LEDs. All fold into a small case for easy transport. Batteries included

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