SYRUP FESTIVAL

6th ANNUAL ONE SWEET PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL

Performances: March 21, 2015, Memorial Hall, Shelburne Falls MA – the First Day of Spring!

NimbleArts.hammockforweb3 pm: Piti Theatre Company’s Innocenzo, a musical-clown world premiere for all ages

5 pm: Nimble Arts’ RUCKUS! A Cirque Spectacular

Both shows have a running time of 1 hour

Nimble Arts Circus Workshops on 3/22 at Buckland-Shelburne Elementary School

2 pm: Aerial Silks (FULL)

3 pm: Juggling & Aerial Silks (Repeat workshop because 2 pm is full – only for those who did not attend the 2 pm).

” . . . Syrup—subtitled One Sweet Performing Arts Festival—reflects the interests and variety embodied in Mirin and Richard’s Piti Theatre Company. Their work embraces kids and adults, theater and movement . . .”

- Chris Rohmann, Valley Advocate. Read the 2012 feature HERE

SYRUP 2015 will feature another delicious potpourri of world class performance for all ages, syrup tasting, free Real Pickles and more!

We are thrilled to have some of the world’s finest circus performers from Vermont’s Nimble Arts troupe coming to headline the festival with highlights from RUCKUS! A Cirque Spectacular at 5 pm on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Hall and offering workshops for ages 7 and up on Sunday, 3/22 at 2 pm (aerial silks) and 3 pm (juggling) and aerial silks (repeat for those who did not attend 2 pm). Reserve your place by emailing us.

Saturday will also include the world premiere of Piti Theatre’s “Innocenzo” (3 pm) which was performed for the first time in french in Switzerland last November to much acclaim. Innocenzo blends live music, humor and magic to tell the tale of a clown who falls sick. After visiting many doctors and healers unable to explain his bewildering symptoms, he finally understands his illness is being caused by electromagnetic pollution and begins to heal . . . The show is joyous, poetic and for all ages.

Tickets are $12 / $5 for children 12 and under. One ticket lets you see either or both of the performances. Tix available at Boswell’s Books, Shelburne Falls and World Eye Bookshop, Greenfield (cash/check only), and at the door starting 1 hour before showtimes (cash/check only).

  ONLINE SALES HAVE ENDED BUT TIX ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!

TICKET HOLDER TREATS

Directions to Memorial Hall

SYRUP on Facebook

Pancakes and a show? March 21 & 22 is ALSO Maple Weekend!

Click Here for SYRUP themed Events and Ticketholder Treats around the Village, including Hearty Eats, Molly Cantor Pottery, Greenfield Savings Bank with Mo’s Fudge Factor (Thurs. 3/19), McCusker’s (Fri., 3/20) and Green Fields Market (Wed., 3/18)

SCHEDULE: SATURDAY, MARCH 21

Jonathan Mirin as Innocenzo.forweb3 pm: Piti Theatre’s “Innocenzo with special guests from Ballet Renversé

“The play was superb. As a journalist, I started out, in Connecticut, as theater critic. As a great deal of Connecticut is in the orbit of New York, the audiences are used to very good theater, so, in order to pull in the crowds, the Connecticut theaters have to do good work . . .  Thus, I have some background with which to judge what you’re doing. The play captivates the school-age audience (especially by drawing them right into the performance). The adults were obviously not simply watching their children being entertained and instructed but — and this was as much a part of the show as what was happening on stage — were equally drawn into the story. This simultaneous appeal to two vastly different age groups is an impressive success in confronting something that is extremely difficult to achieve and rarely as successful as what you have done.”

- Robert James Parsons, Independent Journalist, Geneva

4 pm: Extended Intermission: syrup tasting, complimentary Real Pickles, raffle, baked goods and syrup-themed treats around the Village

5 pm: Nimble Arts

German Wheel.forweb“The Nimble Arts Troupe. . . is not. . . just a bunch of jerks tossing themselves around on ropes & such, but rather a bunch of seriously excellent performers tossing themselves around on ropes & such.”

~ The Valley Advocate

“If you haven’t seen their show, you should. This is the real deal.” ~ Jacques Rapide, Paris Times

 

SCHEDULE: SUNDAY, MARCH 22

Nimble Arts Workshops at Buckland-Shelburne Elementary

2 pm: Aerial Silks (limited to 12 participants, ages 7 and up – FULL)

Try out this beautiful aerial apparatus of soft fabric slings on lengths of (very strong) fabric. The apparatus is hung low to the ground so anyone can try hanging upside down or climbing and exploring graceful shapes and skills.  This is the most accessible of the aerial circus apparatus and truly ‘anyone can do it’.

3 pm: Juggling (limited to 30 participants, ages 7 and up) & Repeat Aerial Silks (limited to 12 participants, ages 7 and up who did not attend the 2 pm)

Learn how to manipulate objects from scarves that are easy on little hands to balls and more complicated objects.  We’ll play with fun skills that can be taken home with you as well as a new form of ‘site swap’ juggling that is sociable and fun for all ages.

Workshop Fee: $10 each, email info@ptco.org or call (413) 625-6569 to register. Walk in space available for juggling and most likely for Aerial Silks at 3 pm.

WATCH THE FEATURE ON WWLP ABOUT SYRUP 2011

Thank You 2015 Sponsors!

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Baker’s Pharmacy

Berkshire Bank

Better World Auto Club

Disc, Inc.

Greenfield Savings Bank

Home Depot, Greenfield

Mirick Insurance

Mo’s Fudge Factor

Actors

Blackmer Insurance Agency, Inc.

Molly Cantor Pottery

Todd Lococo, ND

Pro Tech Automotive

Tire Warehouse, Greenfield

The Vac Store

With Door & Raffle Prizes From:

GRAND PRIZE: TWO BOSTON RED SOX TICKETS!

Aubuchon Hardware

Goulds’ Sugar House

Montague Book Mill

Plants for Pleasure

Real Pickles

Shelburne Arts Co-op: Sally Chaffee, Sandy Denis

Funders

Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

This program  is supported in part by a grant from Buckland Cultural Council, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Special Thanks to the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association

Contact us about Sponsorship and Raffle Prize Donation Opportunities!

Want to volunteer?

info”at”ptco.org or 413-625-6569