Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

Event Slides Per Node 1415

  • A female acrobat hangs parallel to the ground held by straps with her legs held straight back and her arms spread above and below her.
  • Three men dressed in suit vests and ties each play a brass instrument while surrounding a female acrobat hanging from a hotel luggage rack with her head dipped back.
  • Three male acrobats use their limbs to hold on to a pole in astonishing positions.

Cirque Éloize

7:30 pm Wednesday, October 3, 2018

For its twenty-fifth anniversary, Cirque Éloize presents a touching, poetic, one-of-a-kind creation. Hotel is the story of a place and the travelers who pass through it. It’s a stopover where lives intersect, collide, and juxtapose for brief times to generate tales and memories.

Acrobatics, theatre, dance, and live music draw spectators into a colorful, timeless world. Avant-garde stage design, inspired by the elegance of the great hotels, carries the narrative. All that remains is to enter through the lobby door and get swept away by the grandeur and poetry of Hotel.

Cirque Éloize (serk el-WUHZ), based in Montreal, made its Center for the Performing Arts premiere in 1995. The contemporary circus company will be performing for the sixth time at Eisenhower Auditorium. Including Hotel, the Center for the Performing Arts has co-commissioned three Cirque Éloize productions.

Adult $42
University Park Student $15
18 and Younger $32


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Artistic Viewpoints

6:30 pm Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Eisenhower Auditorium

Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring a visiting artist or artists, is offered one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders. Artistic Viewpoints regularly fills to capacity, so seating is available on a first-arrival basis.

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