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Live Music and Acrobatics Unite in Le Cirque Esprit

Le Cirque Esprit performs at Edgecombe Community College on March 2.

Edgecombe Community College will present a unique evening of live music and acrobatics on Friday, March 2.

Le Cirque Esprit is the fifth of six shows in the thirteenth season of the Edgecombe Performance Series, which brings world class entertainment to Tarboro and Edgecombe County.

Le Cirque Esprit is a dynamic production featuring Boston-based progressive chamber ensemble CORDIS and Brooklyn’s veteran cirque company ABCirque. CORDIS creates the musical backdrop for the spectacle and thrill of ABCirque. The audience will revel in the virtuosity, as the artistic expression commands both ground and air.

CORDIS has been fusing an original combination of custom-made and traditional, ethnic instruments to create their signature sound since 2007. Over a decade later, this progressive chamber music is defined by the talents of electric cimbalomist (and founder/composer) Richard Grimes, multi-percussionist Andrew Beall, electro-acoustic cellist Jeremy Harman, and pianist/keyboardist Dan Padgett.

The Boston-based group borders on a rock aesthetic, but because the members were classically trained, the resulting sound is not postured on loud and fast, but rather more developed and cerebral.

ABCirque is the latest addition to the thriving arts scene in Brooklyn, NY. Founded in 2011 under the artistic direction of Angela Buccinni, the company fosters growth and development among the cirque arts for the national/international circus-based community. This is achieved through the collaboration and integration of the various circus elements including aerial, acrobatic, gymnastic, contortion, stilts, silk work, ladder work, and more.

Savor for yourself the art of unfolding in Le Cirque Esprit. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Keihin Auditorium on the Tarboro campus, located at 2009 West Wilson Street.

Reserved seating tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students (Pre-K through college).

Tickets for all Edgecombe Performance Series events are available at etix and through the ECC Box Office on the Tarboro campus. For more information, please call Cultural Arts Director Eric Greene at (252) 823-5166, ext. 187.