‘Cirque de la Symphonie’ Returns for Three Performances at Tobin

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Cirque de la Symphonie will return to San Antonio this week for three gravity-defying performances at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.

The Atlanta-based company, founded just over a decade ago, is the only cirque company in the world to work exclusively with orchestras. It will present its carefully choreographed pieces alongside live music performed by the San Antonio Symphony.

Cast members include aerial flyers, dancers, acrobats, contortionists, jugglers and strong men. Among the highlights are two nearly-nude, gold-painted male figures who perform unforgettable feats of strength including slow-motion contortions and power lifts.

Cirque de la Symphonie first performed in San Antonio in 2011 and later returned for several near-sold out performances at the Tobin Center during its 2015 inaugural season.

Conductor Akiko Fujimoto will lead the San Antonio Symphony.

Cirque de la Symphonie, $12.50-$100, Fri., June 9, 8 p.m., Sat., June 10, 8 p.m. and Sun., June 11, 2 p.m., Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle, tobincenter.org , (210) 223 – 8624.

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