For Beth Clarke, perhaps the most satisfying thing about her circus-theater troupe Sweet Can Productions is that it touches folks of all generations.
“People of every age, from 6 months to the oldest grandma, really enjoy it,” says Clarke, who co-founded the group in 2006 with then-San Francisco Circus Center cohorts Kerry Kresinski and Daniela Steiner. Read More
If you love Cirque du Soleil but welcome a respite from its glitz and glamour (not to mention its admission prices), you’ll be captivated by the hometown troupe Sweet Can, a petite boutique circus that presents an annual holiday show, gracefully directed by choreographer Joanna Haigood of ZACCHO Dance Theatre. Read More
Resourcefulness is all the rage now, even in theater. Sweet Can Productions’ newest intimate theatrical circus “Candid,” opening this week in San Francisco, is all about transforming everyday objects like tablecloths, chairs and benches into magical experiences.
In the popular show “Stomp,” of course, dancers used trashcans and brooms onstage, but “Candid” pushes the concept further, with performers converting simple objects into trapezes, aerial silks and acrobatic props. Read More