Jil Stifel and Ben Sota

When contemporary circus meets dance, anything is possible. Dropped into a sweeping landscape, performers ignite the world around them. In this new collaboration between Jil Stifel and Ben Sota, moments of quirkiness melt into shifting perceptions and reveal hidden beauty.

Jil Stifel is a collaborative artist who works in movement, dance and performance. Her choreography and multi-media projects have been presented in the United States and Japan. She teaches dance at the University of Pittsburgh and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Highest Honors in dance from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts. Learn more at Jill Stifel’s website.

Ben Sota is the artistic director of Zanny Umbrella Cirus. He studied circus at Flic Circus school in Turin Italy, the San Francisco Circus Center, Trapeze Arts, and Acro Sports, and he has produced over thirty shows and performed at the National Council on Foundation, the National Storytelling Convention, at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, at Al Hussein Amphitheater in Amman Jordan, and at hundreds of other venues. Learn more at the Zany Umbrella Circus website.

As part of the Community Supported Arts Performance Series, Jil Stifel and Ben Sota will perform at the New Hazlett Theater on Thursday, February 12, at 8:00 pm. For more information about this performance, or to purchase tickets, visit the New Hazlett Theater event page.

About the Community Supported Art Performance Series
The New Hazlett Theater Community Supported Art Performance Series is based on the farm share model of community supported agriculture. Each New Hazlett CSA “shareholder” receives six fresh productions, delivered every other month to the New Hazlett Theater. For more information about CSA, visit the CSA Performance Series website.

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