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Breck announces lineup for 2017 International Arts Festival in August

The Australian company Casus Circus will be having the U.S. premiere of its thrilling new acrobatic show, "Driftwood" at the 2017 Breckenridge International Festival of Arts.
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Inspired by themes of environment and mountain culture, a 10-day multi-arts festival will bring together an eclectic mix of music, dance, film, visual arts and family entertainment from Aug. 11-20 in Breckenridge.

The 2017 Breckenridge International Festival of Arts will feature performances and exhibitions by Australian digital artist Craig Walsh with the U.S. premiere of his renowned tree-projection artwork; the interactive design installation Los Trompos by contemporary Mexican designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena; the 30-plus member avant-garde musical troupe Itchy-O; a screening of Charlie Chaplin’s “The Gold Rush,” accompanied live by the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra; and a work entitled “Ants by Polyglot Theatre” that brings giant insects into a public space for a mix of roving performance and large-scale interaction with kids and adults.

Other pieces of the lineup include a return engagement by the Dutch performance troupe Close-Act Theatre with their new street spectacles of “Birdmen and PerQ”; violinist, banjo player and neo-folk songstress Rhiannon Giddens; and the internationally recognized Australian company Casus Circus with the U.S. premiere of their thrilling new acrobatic show, Driftwood. For more, BreckCreate.org/bifa.


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