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Entrapment to Entertainment

A Celebration of Blacks in American Circus - Oct. 3rd, 2013



Entrapment to Entertainment:
A Celebration of Blacks in American Circus

Entrapment to entertainment is a powerful exposé and celebration of the history of blacks in the American Circus.

Blacks have a rich history in the ring with a legacy spanning PT Barnum’s claim to fame Joice Heth, the conjoined twins Millie and Christine McKoy, who were born into slavery, the Ringling Brothers’ debut of the first black aerial act, Satin, and continuing today with Universoul Circus, the nation’s only African-American owned circus. Entrapment to Entertainment lends an opportunity to discover and honor the achievements of the many extraordinary individuals and groups in the African-American circus community.

Through creative costumes, archival film and powerful still images, the exhibition will profile performers of African descent, such as: Emanuel Junior” Ruffin, Tyrone Taylor, Bernice Collins, King Charles “Unicycle” Troupe, Vanessa Thomas Smith and Jonathan Lee Iverson. Discover the journeys of these individuals through a spectacular display of cinematography and performances capturing their essence in four acts: Beginnings, Inspiration, Narrative, and Experience. 

Entrapment to Entertainment Opening Night Gala will have performances from:

Unique Derique
Prescott Circus
and MORE!

When: Opening Gala Thursday, October 3, 2013

Where: African American Art and Culture Complex

             762 Fulton Street

             San Francisco CA, 94102

Time6:00 - 9:00pm

Downloads: click here to the exhibition flyer

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