Hilltop Circus

Mark your calendars—the Hilltop Circus is coming back to town! Pine Hill invites the community to “The Circus Grimm,” a high-flying show for all ages!

The Pine Hill seventh and eighth graders juggle and tumble through the Grimm storybook! The 2018 Hilltop Circus is a family-friendly event open to the community as students portray fairy tales through circus skills. Join us on Friday, February 16 at 7pm or Saturday, February 17 at 10:30am. The circus is FREE to attend! Bring a donation to Wilton's Open Cupboard Food Pantry and get a free bag of popcorn!

What You’ll See at the Circus Grimm
The two classes have spent weeks choosing the skills they want to learn and choreographing a skit to showcase those skills. Through this learning process—and a lot of patience, cooperation and teamwork—the magic of circus comes alive.

Julianna Lichatz,  Pine Hill Movement teacher, enjoys how this process gives middle schoolers have something to work toward.

“In music class, they have concerts. In academics, they have tests or main lesson books. In sports they have games. Circus allows students to learn choreography, and provides an opportunity showcase coordination,  balance, eye-hand coordination with artistic flair,” Lichatz says. “Even if a child is challenged in any of these areas, there is something for everyone in circus.”

This year’s Hilltop Circus features:
  • Tumbling and acrobatics, which  builds trust in peers and teaches individuals their responsibility to the whole.
  • Juggling, where students practice eye-hand coordination, concentration, and delayed gratification.
  • Feats of balance on a  the unicycle, tightwire, rolling globe, and stilts—giving students opportunities to confront and overcome fear as well as to maintain composure in unstable situations.
  • Friendly clowns, who offer the performers and the audience the chance to explore human emotions: waves of confusion mixed with cleverness, frustration with joy.
  • Aerial acts on trapeze and climbing fabric, where artistry and athleticism mix to produce deep storytelling.
WHEN: Friday, February 16 ay 7:00pm & Saturday, February 17 at 10:30am
WHERE: Pine Hill at High Mowing School -- Pine Hill Auditorium
COST: Free (free popcorn with canned good donation)

2017 Circus of Oz