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The Science of Sideshow FREE May 11
Posted May 5, 2017
Now, more than ever, we need some science in our lives.

The Symposium Series, an ongoing educational experience fusing science and the arts, brings together the sharpest minds in academia with the city's best performance artists to offer unique perspectives on the same discussion topic.

This month we are delving into the marvelously mysterious world of sideshow. These close-up performance acts, unique to the American circus, were originally conceived by entertainment magnate P.T. Barnum as a way to entertain audiences while they waited for the big tent performance.

The Lineup
→"History of Sideshow" presentation by award-winning author of American Sideshow, founder of and juggling world record-holder Marc Hartzman

→Herpetologist presentation
∴Dancer Erika & Kiku present a sultry snake charmer act

→Pyrotechnician presentation
∴Fire witch Cinder Petrichor presents "Playing with Fire"

→Magic historian Patrick Davis on the history of mediums and the spiritualist movement
∴Psychological illusionist Jason Suran presents a mindbending mentalist demonstration

→Dance party with Brayden Vlack (Talon&Claw)

Fire photographer Greg McMahon
Custom fire torches by fire witch Cinder Petrichor
Award-winning author Marc Hartzman with his book American Sideshow: An Encyclopedia of History's Most Wondrous and Curiously Strange Performers
Thursday, May 11, 9pm
Bizarre Bushwick
12 Jefferson St
Brooklyn, NY
How Much:
Free (suggested donation of $10). Portion of proceeds goes to The New York Academy of Sciences
More Information:
Facebook event
Note from the CircusNYC Editors: Posted as received.