“The Quiet Hours” is about the time we spend in our heads dreaming of and dreading the events of our lives. Whether it be reliving moments from our past or creating scenarios in the future, this precarious space is playfully and cautiously occupied with a unicycle, some sticks, and an artist. Exploring themes of life, grief, and the space before death.
“The Quiet Hours” is devised and performed by Kevin Flanagan. Kevin Flanagan (he/him) is a contemporary circus artist based out of Ithaca, NY. He specializes in the use of circus to create meaningful experiences for audiences and as a narrative device to enhance storytelling. Kevin graduated from the Circadium School of Contemporary Circus in June of 2021. Since graduation, he can be found performing in events and shows such as ABCirque’s Firebird, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Fred Garbo Inflatable Theatre Co., Alterra, Le Nouveau Sud, Activate Entertainment, Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, The International Jugglers Association, and many more. Kevin will be spending his time during the Madison Circus Space residency continuing to develop his solo show “The Quiet Hours” – which will be performed for the community at the end of the month.
This full length solo show is the product of the Madison Circus Space artist in residence program. This residency, the only of its kind in Wisconsin, offers circus professionals and pre-professionals self-directed training time to develop skills in a supportive, safe, community-oriented environment, and to further the creative development of performance projects. Residents have use of studio space, access to equipment, and use of the space for performances, subject to scheduling availability. Residents are expected to offer workshops/classes to engage community members in their art-making, and the residency will culminate in a public sharing. Kevin will be offering workshops at Madison Circus Space with his partner and fellow artist in residence, Sierra Rhoades Nicholls. More information about these workshops can be founds at: https://www.madisoncircusspace.com/classes