LOVE LETTER ~ Sat. Feb. 10+17th

SAVE THE DATE/S! Please join us in saying goodbye to our beloved circus and performance space Sat. Feb. 10 + 17th. Showtime 8:30pm. Tickets at the door. Line up varies each weekend!
Come be loved, amazed and inspired by the stars of our show and circus family: Jennifer Circus Amok, Ambrose Martos, Brian Bielemeier, Maya, Joan Puchalski, Erin Elsham, Maggie Neuwald, Graham Stockdale, Veronica Spettmann, Anna Marmo, Laura Witwer, Kristin Olness, Bobby Hedglin-Taylor, Preeya Bhajandas, Kim Vargas, Maryam Washington, Aly Allain, Gina Leone, Lacy Key, Arielle Toelke, Jenny McGowan, Jeff Seal, Tara Quinn, Hannah Kerin, Fly Fyrce, Emily Hursh, Amy Schulster ,Celia Kutcher, Shipra Saraogi, Countess Eden, Dakota Rooney and more!


BIG SKY STRONG ~ Fri. Jan. 26th

Save the date! Fri. Jan. 26th Doors at 8pm
Come raise the roof and a glass to our beloved circus + performance space and celebrate all the magic that has taken place there. My favorite local bands will be throwing it down while the heavenly bodies fly high above… It’s gonna be epic!! It’s a dream come true! And your presence is the cherry on top Artwork by @gregorystovetop Visuals by @bamiam
Starring: @dodekah @lizaba321 @tbirdgagne @suzanneisthelatest @rob_bryn @invisiblefamiliars @luvandoverstanding @chaka_sean @ratmusic @tuh_nesta @deathfluff @friggatoni @saftiukfurniture @gregorystovetop



I have been a collector of fine and one-of-a-kind vintage clothing pieces, costumes and clothing from all over the world for over 20 years. This is the first big sale I am curating at Big Sky Works which will be closing in the next couple of months. Come find a treasure! Take a piece of this gorgeous collection and my amazing travels abroad home with you. Oh, if these clothes could talk, what stories they would tell!!! Maybe they will! They have been worn well, I promise you, and they will most likely take you on some wild adventure, looking absolutely fabulous. Sizes ranging from 2-14, mostly all women’s wear, some hats, shoes, purses, scarves, jewelry, books, random curios and accessories too! There will also be tasty cocktails and music and flights on the trapeze, so stop by and have a swing!

SATURDAY JAN. 13th 5-10pm
SUNDAY JAN. 14th 12-6pm



SAVE THE DATE! It’s time for our Holiday Circus Cabaret show at Big Sky Works! Featuring: the Misfit Toys, Mary Magdalene, Alvin the Chipmunk, the hula-hooping snowman, snow bunnies, racy reindeers, flying dreidels and much much more!!! SAT. Dec. 9th at 8:30pm. Come get in the holiday spirit with us!! Starring: Maya, Joan Puchalski, Erin Elsham, Kim Vargas, Stevie Gypsy Latham, Gina Leone, Lacy Key, Arielle Toelke, Rondi Scott, Leslie Hewitt, Dakota Rooney, Veronica Spettmann, Fly Fyrce, Margie Banal, Tanya Solomon and more!


Excerpts from SURVIVAL KIT (work in progress) Fri. Nov. 17th

News FLASH: The show at Big Sky Works this FRIDAY Nov. 17th is going to be a DOUBLE FEATURE!!! Doors open at 8pm with SHEROS starring: Maya, Carla Cantrelle, Maryam Washington, Preeya Bhajandas, Kim Vargas, Joan Puchalski, Marcela Corbellini Duarte, Celia Kutcher, Rachel Music and Maya Isacowitz at 8:30pm followed by… excerpts from SURVIVAL KIT (work in progress) starring: Lisa Natoli, Elizabeth Munn, Trixie Little, Una Mimnagh and Tanya Marie Gagne. 2 shows for the price of one!!! Tickets $25.- at the door


LYRA Workshops w/ Lisa Natoli

Intermediate LYRA. This class is for students who want to learn how to use their vocabulary in a sentence/sequence. We will work on efficiency. Examine hanging, balancing, and falling, and strengthen connections between body and mind while gaining understanding of how form feeds function.
Offered :
TUESDAY Nov. 14th 10:30-12noon
WEDS. Nov. 15th 10:30-12noon
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Hi Everyone ~ Hope this finds you well. We are re-visiting our campaign so that we can try and keep our doors open until at least the end of the year. The exciting news is that if we are able to exceed our goal, there is an opportunity to now extend our lease until May of 2018. In addition to fundraising, we are looking for community partners to join forces and explore creative ways to keep the space alive and kicking.

We have 4 amazing shows happening this season at Big Sky Works:
DARK IS THE NIGHT (Aerial Cabaret) on Fri. Oct. 27th
Ken’s SATANIC CIRCUS (a bacchanal of music and circus acts featuring The Dangles, Growler + Ondyne’s Demise)
SHEROS Volume 3 Sat. Nov. 18th
Holiday Circus Spectacular Dec. 9th
Please come out and support CIRCUS ARTS + LIVE entertainment!


The Heavenly Bodies: LIVE Under the Archway Aug. 17th

These are crazy times everybody and feeling the expansiveness of space can help bring understanding of how to navigate this world where we are always bumping into one another… Leave your earthly burdens behind and come join the Heavenly Bodies in the cosmos!
It’s a Hoop Happening!!! Life is a flow of love and action, your participation is requested.


STARRING the Heavenly Bodies: Maya Shah O’Donnell, Suzanne Rogaleski, Autumn Costner, Trixie Little, Janet Clancy, Celia Kutcher, Kim Vargas, Maryam Washington, Tanya Gagne and Emily Hursch.

Live at the Archway: Big Sky Works
Thu 6 PM · Dumbo Archway · New York

Live at the Archway is free performances + pop up gallery + interactive live art in a magical, only-in-DUMBO setting. Always free + all ages + rain or shine.

THIS WEEK you’re in for a treat with this unique, participatory circus experience for all ages!

////////THE BASICS:

> Big Sky Works– 6PM
> Plus a DJ set by DJ Double Burner (Tanya Gagne)
> Artist Interactive at the Space Station: Pop up gallery + live art experience with Cara Lee Sparry — All night!

The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge is a public plaza in DUMBO, Brooklyn. It’s on Water St between Anchorage Place and Adams St.


The multidisciplinary community arts and performance space Big Sky Works brings its interactive circus show and workshop, STARSHIP HOOPERS, to DUMBO for a one night only performance. Members of the Heavenly Bodies­­the Big Sky Works’ Hoop Troop­­create a planetarium and build a solar system with the audience using hula hoops and spinning carpets, together with visuals by B.A. Miale. Big Sky Works was founded by Tanya Gagne, whose work has been produced at the Sydney Opera House, the Roundhouse in London, P.S. 122 in New York, The Mayan Festival in LA, and festivals throughout Argentina, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Europe.

Cara Lee Sparry came to New York City to study industrial design at the Pratt Institute in 1988, and she moved to DUMBO in 1992. An installation artist who also works in graphic design, she has previously designed exhibits for the United Nations and the Barney’s Christmas windows, as well as numerous other clients. Cara Lee is the co-founder, owner and designer of Superfine, which opened in 2001, and she designed The Lighthouse beneath the Archway, which opened in 2013.

The Space Station, by This Friday or Next Friday, premieres at this year’s Live at the Archway. Tfnf is likely the tiniest, most inconsequential art gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn, probably in NYC, and maybe on the face of the earth. It was founded by Nathan Sinai Rayman, and he runs it with Zach Seeger, his Director of Programs.


Live at the Archway showcases the best of DUMBO and Brooklyn talent, presenting a broad range of music and performance genres. This season brings sizzling salsa, Colombian cumbia, swing dancing, world roots music, sultry R&B, an Italian modern dance troupe, puppetry, funk, DJs and more. With beer, wine and bites from The Lighthouse and epic scenery below the Manhattan Bridge, it’s the best place to be every Thursday night.

Concerts & events take place on Thursdayevenings at 6:00 p.m. It’s always all ages and always rain or shine.

Live at the Archway is presented by The DUMBO Improvement District and The Lighthouse. It is co-curated by Clara Inés Schuhmacher, of the BID, and Tanya Rynd of Superfine.

Special thanks to our season sponsor, GreenDesk, DUMBO’s native coworking space.