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Zephyr: Sensory-Friendly

Cirque Mechanics
from Las Vegas, Nevada

March 31, 2023 at 11am
Recommended Grades
Grades 3 – 8
Students: $2
Chaperones: $5
What Kind of Show?
Circus; peppy and daring
Running Time
1 hour and 45 minutes including one intermission
The New Victory Theater 209 W 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036

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About the Show

Throwing all caution to the wind, the adrenaline-driven daredevils of Cirque Mechanics (42FT, 2019) are back with an all-new mechanical masterpiece: a 20-foot-tall windmill powered by sheer strength! Set on a rotating turntable, there’s practically nothing in Zephyr  that won’t spin—including your head—as acrobats brazenly balance atop the windmill’s blades and fearlessly face the Wheel of Destiny. A turbine tug of war between man, nature and machine, Zephyr is a whirlwind of circus that’ll blow you away.

High-flying, free-wheeling fun

Omaha World-Herald

What to Expect

  • Modified lighting and sound
  • Judgment-free, inclusive environment
  • Calming corner and activity area
  • Specialists and support resources

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About the Company

Cirque Mechanics builds innovative spectacles with an unmistakably Vegas sense of playfulness and grandeur. For every new show, founder and Cirque du Soleil veteran Chris Lashua starts by sketching an elaborate machine—a boiler-trolley, a trampoline-cart, a pedal-driven gantry—that will serve as the onstage centerpiece. Around this mechanical marvel, the ensemble of aerialists, jugglers and gymnasts builds a theatrical circus experience that showcases the relationship between humankind and the machines we create.

Creative Team

Director, Founder, Machine Designer, Fabricator, Problem Solver
Chris Lashua

Co-Founder, Marketing Director
Aida Lashua

Co-Director, Choreographer
Aloysia Gavre

Co-Director, Set Designer, Rigging Designer
Sean Riley

Co-Director, Dramaturge
Steven Ragatz

Michael Picton

Costume Designer
Costume Designer

Lighting Designers
Joe D’Emilio & Leo Hidalgo 

Story Concept
Zion Lashua 

Lighting Director
Leo Hidalgo 

General Stage Manager, Creative Team Liaison, Director of Production
Janeen Johnson

Touring Production Stage Manager
Rachel A. Lantow

Merchandise Manager, Driver, Crew
Todd Mclain 

Production Assistant
Brendan Mullenix