Singing, dancing and playing, a group of musicians stood on the boardwalk enticing passersby to a live free show. The band, part of Circus Amok, led the crowd down Brooklyn’s West 10th Street to watch Citizenship: An Immigrant Rights Fantasia in 10 Short Acts.
Mixing acrobatics, juggling, twirling, clowning, jumping, dancing and general silliness with political messages, Cicus Amok has performed in New York City’s streets and parks since 1989.
The current one-ring show, emceed by a glamorous bearded lady named Jennifer Miller, includes a man escaping from a wire coat hanger, clowns tumbling out of a firetruck to save a baby from a burning building, enormous puppets representing the heads of Latin American states, construction workers riding synchronized pogo stick “jackhammers”, a quartet of spinning tea cups, George Bush and a trio of dancing goats.
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