Circus Bella is an open air, one-ring circus featuring contemporary, high-level acts set to an original score performed by live musicians. David Hunt and Abigail Munn created Circus Bella in the spring of 2008 to respond to a shared dream for accessible and high quality circus in the San Francisco Bay Area. Together, with band director/composer Rob Reich, they assembled themselves into an ensemble company of 9 performing artists and a quartet of musicians. That fall, Circus Bella performed three dates in San Francisco. In 2009, Circus Bella expanded its company and created DOINK!, its first 60-minute production. DOINK! premiered at Yerba Buena Gardens and went on to show at five other outdoor public locations in Oakland and San Francisco. The momentum continues as Circus Bella plans for its 2012 season with this first appearance at Montalvo Arts Center.
Pre-show activities and fun on the Great Lawn from Noon-2pm
Join us before the performance for an afternoon of fun midway activities (included with admission): Games, facepainting, juggling, clowns, and lots more!
Enjoy lunch or a snack from one of these great gourmet food trucks:
- Bills Hot Dogs (@billsdogs1)
- Speedy Panini (@speedypanini)
- Twisted Chill (@chilltruck)
- Sugar Tree Sweets & Treats (@SugarTreeMobile)
NOTE: The park will be closed all day on July 29 for the Circus Bella event; you must have tickets to enter the grounds.