Have you ever dreamed of running away and joining the circus? This might be the Kickstarter for you!
Acrobatica Infiniti Circus combines acrobatic performers with geek characters to create America’s first traveling “Nerd Circus,” promoting “real humans with unreal skills making fiction a reality.”
Created by Tano Karo, the Acrobatica Infiniti Circus (AI Circus) was conceived on a sunny summer day in 2014. Since then she’s been planning and recruiting local and international performers with experience in the well-known circus companies. The Kickstarter aims to help fund the costs of a full-scale show this summer in Chicago and then to take the show on the road, possibly hitting the convention scene.
The Kickstarter campaign video is definitely worth your time. Some of the opening scenes seem to suffer from in the video production department, but don’t let that deter you. At 1:49, the video highlights some of the performers.
As an avid convention goer, I love this concept! Not only does allow fans to appreciate the acrobatic skills of other geeks, I think it’s a family friendly draw and a little something different from a day walking the show floor.
Kickstarter funds will go towards equipment such as portable rigs, lighting, sound systems and or course costumes. The $10,000 Kickstarter goal is anticpated to be about half of cost to get the show up and running, so the group is also working on city arts grant-funding and other forms of fundraising.
Backer rewards start at the $10 level for a thank you and mention on the website to the $9,000 level where the group will create, perform and film a special group act in your name. There are also levels for schwag options like t-shirts and mug, but the $500 level let’s you choose a character to add to the show.