Night Owl Circus to Perform at Emory & Henry College

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Night Owl Circus Arts (NOCA) will perform daring acrobatic stunts and defy gravity during performances at the McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College on Friday, Aug. 3, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 5, at 2 p.m.

As a featured event of the Virginia Highlands Festival, the performance, “Sommerso,” is an underwater tale told through daring acrobatic stunts on aerial silks.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for those 18 years old and under. Tickets can be purchased online at ehc.edu/McGlothlinCenter or in person at the box office Monday through Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.

In addition to performing, the Johnson City, Tenn., based group offers classes seven days a week for all ages and skill levels. The group offers classes in silks, Lyra, aerial yoga, AcroYoga, tumbling and more. NOCA has worked with Barter Theater and Jonesborough Repertory Theater to coach circus arts for several professional stage productions.

The annual Virginia Highlands Festival brings together artistic and cultural activity by leveraging the creative, historical and natural resources of Abingdon and the surrounding area. This year’s festival will take place from July 27 to August 5. Visit http://www.vahighlandsfestival.org to learn more.

The Woodrow W. McGlothlin Center for the Arts fulfills Emory & Henry College’s mission to increase excellence by utilizing the arts to affirm a liberal arts curriculum. The Center provides unique, engaging artistic programming that seeks both to enlighten audiences and enrich lives. With state-of-the-art technology, the McGlothlin Center for the Arts is a home to complement classroom studies with a professional performing art series and gallery schedule, as well as student and faculty presentations in music, theatre and the visual arts.

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