This livestream of Cirque Mechanics Birdhouse Factory is offered exclusively for ticketholders for live performances at the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech to provide an option for those who feel unwell or uncomfortable attending the performance in person. It is not available for standalone purchase.
Cirque Mechanics finds its heart in stories of American ingenuity. In its return to the Moss, Cirque brings a family-favorite, Birdhouse Factory, which follows workers in a “widgets” factory as they break away from the monotony of the assembly-line. With Birdhouse Factory, enter the most unlikely setting for a circus: a factory. One where the workers are acrobats and the machines are circus props. Giggle at the antics of the characters, be impressed by the acro-dancing and enchanted by the story of laughter, love, flight, and birdhouses. A contortionist performs on a turntable powered by unicyclists, a trapeze artist is propelled by the spins of an acrobat inside a giant wheel, and trampoline wall artists defy the laws of physics.