The circus comes to Copper Mountain |

The circus comes to Copper Mountain

Summit Daily/Reid Williams The performers pulled Denver resident Brittany Hazel out of the audience, testing her nerve in the midst of a juggling demonstration.

COPPER MOUNTAIN – This isn’t the circus your parents remember.

Dwindling are the days of the stereotypical circus – elephant trains, lion tamers and daredevil motorcycle riders. These days, circuses steer more toward choreography, acrobatics and the ever-important entertainment.

Throughout the summer, Copper Mountain will be hosting a new “Copper Circus Arts” event, featuring members of the Boulder Academy of Circus Arts.

In the “new” circus, traditional roles combine with new ones. In Sunday’s performance, for example, performer Cris Clark is the strong-man, but not because he lifts dumbbells on stage. Clark serves as the base for human pyramids instead. Each performer has a bit of clown in them, as well.The circus returns to Copper July 11 and 25, Aug. 15 and Sept. 5.

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