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Interlochen Presents: Cirque Mechanics’ Birdhouse Factory. From Off-Broadway to Interlochen Center for the Arts, Super Stars from the World of Cirque Nouveau share the stage during this exclusive engagement.
Roll right up and see before your very eyes how a woeful widget factory becomes a frolicsome funhouse in Birdhouse Factory. Created and directed by Chris Lashua, the originator of the German Wheel act in Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam, and featuring veterans of the Pickle Family and Moscow Circuses, Birdhouse Factory uses a decidedly fresh aesthetic to showcase their high-flying, mind-boggling talent. Birdhouse Factory has wowed audiences worldwide from a critically acclaimed off Broadway run and U.S. tour to a highly successful European tour and performances in Dubai and Hong Kong.
Assembly workers become ecstatic with aerial ambition, crane operators twist and transmute into strange and silly shapes and gravity-defying mechanics ignite endless “oohs” and “aahs” when unexpected inspiration flies into their world. Much more than just cogs in a wheel, the powerful performers in this off-the-wall production exact a seamless blend of physical prowess and colorful creativity in their 90-minute production.
Birdhouse Factory was inspired in part by the masterful industry murals of Mexican artist Diego Rivera, the outrageous illustrations of cartoonist Rube Goldberg, and the slap-stick style humor of Charlie Chaplin’s film Modern Times.
Birdhouse Factory is for all ages, but best for children over four years old.
Tickets for the performance are $28 for adults, $25 for seniors and $10 for students. Tickets available online at https://tickets.interlochen.org. To purchase tickets over the phone, call the Interlochen Box office at 800.681.5920.
Interlochen is located about 12 miles southwest of Traverse City where US-31 meets M-137.