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Big Top of Possibility 

Wednesday, May 28 2014

Everything seems possible at the circus: The bones of the body are replaced by springs and levers that arch the toes incomprehensibly close to the lips, the air thins so a person can fly through it or spin gyroscopically on the end of a string, and every degree of strangeness becomes a vote for beauty. Circus Automatic, a troupe composed of San Francisco circus artists who have performance credits all over the world, brings new life to Chinatown's Great Star Theater, a cinema house dating from the 1920s, with In the Tree of Smoke. Promising feats that are guaranteed to astound, the program asks the now-ubiquitous question of how art can survive in a city where its value seems to have dropped without a net. Come to celebrate the strength and magnificence of human fragility.

Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: June 5. Continues through June 28, 2014

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