Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Cirque du Soleil's Saltimbanco troupe in Shreveport at Mad Scientist's Ball Fri, Feb 29, and Sat, Mar 1, at 1:30 pm

Four members of Cirque du Soleil will make two special appearances at Sci-Port Discovery Center this weekend, says Eric Gipson. They will do the Mad Scientist Ball fundraiser, which is Fri, Feb 29, from 7 to 11 p.m. They will spring for the public Sat, Mar 1, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

The performers are part of the Saltimbanco Bus, a troupe of street performers who are traveling the country to announce the upcoming engagements of the U.S. Saltimbanco tour; the big show will be presented at CenturyTel Center on March 8 and 9.

Theme of the Mad Scientist Ball is Castles & Constellations; it includes a variety of cuisine, an open bar, silent auction, music by the bands Identity Crisis and Intuition, and a karaoke stage. A limited number of Saltimbanco show tickets will be given out during the course of the ball.

Dress is tuxedos and tennis shoes.

Tickets are $100 and proceeds support Sci-Port’s education programs.

The Saltimbanco appearance at Sci-Port is included with regular Sci-Port admission ($12 adults, $9 children, seniors and military) and free to Sci-Port members.
For information call 424-8673.

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