Six weeks ago Carla and Peter traveled with folks from The Dancing Heart group at Ebenezer Ridges Care Center to the Shrine circus at the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis. One of the highlights of that adventure was being greeted at the front door by real live clowns. After six weekly sessions of working on the circus theme, this week we presented The Ridges Dancing Heart Flying Cloud Circus to an audience of 80+ fellow residents where Beverly was officially inducted as a new clown.

A Baby Elephant walk by Ridges’ in-house day care kids under our own Big Top helped open the show.

A shadow puppet lion tamer tamed a fierce beast til he danced like a kitten.

Romeo the dancing dog helped us to share the joy of dance and unleash its power to nurture and to heal.

The Kairos Dancing Heart big top was a thrill for young and old, combining Creative Aging, Arts In Health Care, and Intergenerational Dance under one big tent~~~!



The mission of Kairos Dance Theatre is to transform and revitalize individuals and communities. We work with older adults in intergenerational settings to liberate the healing power of interactive dance and story. We achieve our mission by engaging the skills of professional teaching artists.

One Response to UNDER THE BIG TENT

  1. Hello Peter —
    I’m glad to meet you. I’m quite interested in the work you are doing.
    Yes, I did a circus this summer with kids on an island in Vermont. We had
    a great time. I guess you have viewed the video on my website.

    Thanks for introducing me to Nancy Nair. I look forward to meeting with
    her. Originally I was planning to come to Mpls. over Easter but it looks
    like I will meet with Peter Brosius out here in NY at that time.

    My brother works with dance in Mpls. at the Hennepin Art Center downtown. —John Linnerson. His two daughters also work in dance — you might know them – Aeriel and Raina Linnerson.

    Nice to see your careing work. Beth Daly

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